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Stopford Library

Stopford Library

The Stopford Library holds major collections in biology, medicine and health and is located on the 3rd floor of Stopford Building.

Opening hours

Until 7 June 2024

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

Bank Holiday closure dates 2024

This Library will be closed on the following dates:

  • Friday 29 March 2024 to Monday 1 April 2024
  • Monday 6 May 2024
  • Monday 27 May 2024
  • Monday 26 August 2024


Stopford Library
3rd Floor
Stopford Building
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PT

+44 (0)161 275 5540

Features and facilities

Collections and resources

The Library holds core texts and also other recommended reading for first and second year students in the schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. We also hold recommended reading for students in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.


Group study rooms

There are six group study rooms in the Stopford Library.

Stopford Library Group Study

  • Each room can be used in a booked session by a minimum of two and a maximum of 14 people.
  • The rooms are furnished with a large table and 14 chairs, a 32 inch LCD monitor and a large "squiggle" board.
  • Pens and board wipes are provided. Laptops can be plugged in to the monitor.
  • Room bookings are available during normal Library opening hours.

To book a study room, visit Resource Booker:

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

IT and copying facilities

The Stopford Library provides access to 12 quick-use PCs and two multi-function devices (one colour and one black and white). The Library also holds two iPads which are available for loan.  

Visit the IT Services website for more details about the University's computer clusters and other services for staff and students: 

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