Manchester Metropolitan University

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Manchester Metropolitan University

About the library

Manchester Metropolitan University Library is at the heart of the University’s main campus. It’s a busy, modern library, set over six floors and it’s open 24/7 during term-time. Our comprehensive collections include more than one million books, ebooks and journals which support learning, teaching and research in all subject areas. Our team of expert librarians provide outstanding levels of support across five faculties and 37,000 students.

We are proud of our highly skilled, collaborative team and of our unique resources, which include the award-winning North West Film Archive, home of the moving image heritage of the North West of England, as well as our Special Collections which showcase the fine and decorative artifacts central to the University’s artistic culture and heritage. The recently opened Manchester Poetry Library is the fourth library of its kind in the UK and first within a university. It offers an extensive range of poetry in the many languages spoken in Manchester.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Manchester Metropolitan University also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes, however access is currently restricted, please see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of the Manchester Metropolitan University's records in Library Hub Discover here.