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Joule Library

Joule Library

The Joule Library holds major collections in science, engineering and technology and is located on E floor of the Sackville Street Building.

Opening hours

This location is offering a limited provision during this time.  For full details, please see the 'Service availability' page:

Study spaces

A limited number of bookable study spaces are available:

  • Monday: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 5pm
  • Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed

Book a study space


Joule Library
Floor E
Sackville Street Building
M1 3BU
(Enter the building from Granby Row where you can take the lift or stairs to the library.)

General enquiries and issue desk: +44 (0)161 306 4923 (internal ext: 64923)
Fax: +44 (0)161 306 4941

Features and facilities

Group study rooms

‌There are two group study rooms available in the Joule Library.

Joule Library group study room

The Classroom has a maximum capacity of around 40 people and is furnished with a computer and projector (please ask a member of staff for controls for the projector).

The Group Study Room has a maximum capacity of 12 people. It has no IT equipment and is intended for use as a study space only .

Visit My Manchester to book a group study room:

For more information about booking group study rooms visit Library Help.



IT and copying facilities

‌Joule Library provides access to 55 PCs with CD rewriters.

Joule Library PC cluster

Three multi-function devices (MFDs) provide print, scan and photocopying facilities. There is also a microfiche/microfilm reader/printer. These machines are all located on the Main Level (E Floor).

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




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