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Services for alumni

The University of Manchester Library is committed to providing all alumni of the University of Manchester with a quality library service working closely with the Division of Development and Alumni Relations.

We are constantly looking at ways in which the alumni can make most use of the Library after graduating. If you have any comments or suggestions please use the feedback form.

Electronic Library Access

Login to YourManchester and access a range of the Library's e-resources from wherever you are in the world:

  • NEW! Henry Stewart Talks - The Business & Management Collection of over 900 online video lectures and case studies by recognisable leading world experts.
  • NEW! SOL - The Sustainable Organization Library. An online collection of almost 10,000 journal articles, chapters, case studies and research reports covering governance, compliance, sustainability, CSR, environmental management and related fields.
  • NEW! IEEE - Explore Digital Library. The IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package (ASPP) provides access to the IEEE core collection of engineering, electronics, and computer science periodicals.
  • SAGE - e-journals collection spanning business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology & medicine
  • DASH UK - company financial information
  • JSTOR - 1000+ interdisciplinary e-journals to support teaching and learning

Further details and access

On Campus Library access

Alumni can access the Library free of charge when they come back to campus 

  • Borrow up to 15 books for the academic year (exc. High Demand books)
  • Walk-in access to more electronic resources

How to apply for Alumni Library Membership

Membership applications can be made in person at the Main Library.

If you graduated after 1986 you will only need to bring one form of photo ID and complete a membership application form.

If you graduated before 1986 you will also need to provide either:

  • A copy of your degree certificate
  • Your Alumni Association card
  • A form from the Alumni office

You can obtain a form from the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, room 1.033 in the John Owens Building.

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