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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. There are also undergraduate and postgraduate theses, dissertations and art history journals. The Library is located on the fourth floor of the Mansfield Cooper Building.


Art and Archaeology Library
Mansfield Cooper Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

+44 (0)161 275 3657

Opening hours

The last entry to the Library will be 15 minutes before the officially advertised closure time. This is to ensure that all visitors can vacate the building safely and securely.

Access to the Library is by valid University of Manchester ID card.

    Monday, 16 April to Tuesday, 5 June 2018

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 7pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Notes:

    • Closed Monday, 7 May and Monday, 28 May 2018

    Wednesday, 6 June to Sunday, 10 June 2018

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

    Saturday, 9 June to Friday, 14 September 2018

  • Monday to Friday: 1.30 to 5pm*
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Notes:

    *Closed Monday, 27 August (public holiday)

Weekend loan service

The Art and Archaeology Library provides a weekend loan service from 9.30am on Friday to 5pm on Monday, after which the books can only be used in the Library.

The fines are at 50p per hour or part of hour. Renewals are not possible.

During the summer vacation, books are available for entire vacation period, but are subject to recall.


Information can be provided on the use of the image databases subscribed to by the Library, including the image database which has a dedicated Arts, Histories and Cultures section.

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


The Library has five networked computers, a scanner, a multi-function device (MFD) for printing and copying, and wireless internet access.

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