Local studies material

Our local studies section contains a range of publications about the histories and experiences of people of global majority heritage in Greater Manchester and north west England, produced by local organisations, Manchester writers, researchers and University of Manchester scholars.

Photo of Hulme from Elouise Edwards Collection
Photo of Hulme from Elouise Edwards Collection

Much of this collection was produced by local community organisations and individuals, ensuring their perspectives and experiences are at the heart of the collection.


A considerable amount of this material is rare and would be difficult to replace, so is only available to access upon request. If you wish to browse or study this material please ask a member of staff at our enquiry desk or email us

For more information about how to access our resources please visit our 'How to use the library' webpage: