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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

This Library building remains closed for now.

We’re working hard to safely reopen our Library sites so you can access our physical collections and study spaces again. 

See the 'Service availability' page for more information:


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 (Internal number x55540)

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.

Stopford Library resources

We have ten sets of half skeletons, a small anatomy DVD collection and several anatomical models which are all available for loan.



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.

Visit My Manchester to book a group study room:

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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