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Health professionals

The NHS NW membership schemes ended on 31 March 2018. The University of Manchester Library is no longer taking new members under this scheme or renewing existing memberships.

If you are a University of Manchester graduate, you can access our libraries free of charge via our alumni scheme. Further information about our services for alumni can be found on our 'Services for alumni' page:

You can also join the library as an external member for an annual fee. Further information about our external membership scheme can be found on our 'General public' page:

If you are employed by NHS England, you will be able to access key medical and healthcare databases and journals by registering for an NHS England Open Athens account.

Further information and eligibility criteria can be found on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence:

Please note that this is a not a University of Manchester service, so please contact OpenAthens Support if you have any enquiries about this:

Manchester Medical Society

Fellows of the Manchester Medical Society are entitled to use The University of Manchester Library. Fellows can loan up to 50 books and have reference access to periodicals. Self service copying facilities and document supply services are also available at a reasonable cost.

In addition to current medical books and periodicals a major reference collection including research and medical directories and printed abstracts and indexes are available. Material in related scientific or social disciplines are also available to Fellows.

Applications should be made via the Manchester Medical Society.