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Art and Archaeology Library

Art and Archaeology Library

The Art and Archaeology Library supplements the stock at the Main Library and contains copies of recommended reading and core texts. The Library is located on the fourth floor of the Mansfield Cooper Building.

Opening hours

3 January to 11 June 2023

  • Monday: 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Saturday 10 June to Sunday 10 September 2023

This Library site is closed.

Bank Holiday closure dates 2023

This Library will be closed on the following dates:

  • 7 April 2023, Good Friday
  • 8 April 2023, closure day
  • 9 April 2023, Easter Sunday
  • 10 April 2023, Easter Monday
  • 1 May 2023, Early May bank holiday
  • 8 May 2023, Coronation of King Charles III
  • 29 May 2023, Spring bank holiday
  • 28 August 2023, Summer bank holiday


Art and Archaeology Library
Floor 4
Mansfield Cooper Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M15 6EX

+44 (0)161 275 3657

Features and facilities

Collections and resources

The Art and Archaeology holds a range of undergraduate and postgraduate theses, dissertations and art history journals. 

Art and Archaeology Books‌Information can be provided on the use of the image databases subscribed to by the Library, as well as the dedicated Arts, Histories and Cultures section in Library Digitised Collections.

The DVD collection contains feature films and documentaries. Items from the collection are available for three night loan.

IT and copying facilities

The Library provides access to five PCs and a multi-function device (MFD) for printing, scanning and copying. An iPad is available for use within the Library.

WiFi is also available throughout the building.

Visit the IT Services website for more details about PC availability, pull printing and other services for staff and students: 

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