Using the Collections

The University archives can be consulted at the University Archive and Record Centre (ARC), located at the University of Manchester Main Library, Burlington St., Manchester [map of campus].

Access to the collections is by appointment only.  

Normal opening times for the ARC reading room will be 9.30-12.30, 13.30-16.30 hrs on weekdays only. The reading room is closed at weekends. New readers from outside the University of Manchester will be required to register as Special Collections readers and should provide standard I.D.  with proof of address (passport, driver's licence, library card etc.).

For further information please contact James Peters, University Archivist (e-mail: