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Using Library services

Using Library Search

There are four wheelchair height PCs on the ground floor of the Main Library where you can access Library Search.

If you are having difficulty with library search, please ask a member of staff to help.

For advice around accessing resources off campus, please see the 'Search Resources' page:

  • Search resources

Book retrieval service

If you have difficulty retrieving material from the shelves, you may be eligible to use our Advanced Ordering Service. 

This service is mainly for students with physical disability and is via recommendation from the Disability Support Office. 

You can also ask other people to collect material on your behalf. All they need is your library card and a letter of authorisation from you.

Book renewals

You don’t have to come in to the library to renew your book. They can be renewed by telephone on 0161 275 3718 or online by going to the My Account section of the library catalogue or through My Manchester.

It is only possible to renew your books if they haven’t been requested by another customer. 

High demand books can also be renewed either by telephone or online, provided they are not required by other readers.


There are a number of photocopiers available in our libraries. If you have any problems please speak to a member of staff.

You may be eligible to claim back copying expenses, contact the Disability Support Office for more  information.