The University of Manchester Library is one of only five national research libraries.
With more than four million printed books and manuscripts, over 29,000 unique electronic journals and 414,000 electronic books, as well as several hundred databases, this is one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country.

Our primary aim is to support students and staff of The University of Manchester in all areas of their study and research. But we are also fully committed to widening participation, and we provide access to many of our services to individual researchers, schools and the local community.