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The Library has migrated as many of its services as possible to its digital platforms. You will find Library staff online and here to help. We have the largest ebook collections in the UK that are accessible via Library Search.

Special Collections

The University of Manchester Library holds the second most significant university library special collections after The University of Oxford.

Our mission is to manage, develop and enhance access to our astonishing special collections, in order to inspire and nurture world-class research, teaching and learning at The University of Manchester and in the wider world of scholarship. We also promote the use and enjoyment of the collections by diverse audiences, in fulfilment of the vision of Enriqueta Rylands.