Get Started with the Library

Welcome to the University of Manchester Library

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  • Library tours: Take a tour of the Main Library and we will give you an overview of all the


  • Parent and carer induction sessions : We offer a ’static’ tour of the Library in the Ground Floor Seminar Room, Main Library. Children welcome

  • : Whether you’re a new or returning student, we want to welcome you to the Library! Join us at our introductory Q&A session to hear an overview of the support available at the Library or ask us anything about our resources and
  • Textbook Rescue : Get a free pre-owned textbook for your subject donated by last year’s departing students. Visit the Main Library from 10am on Thursday, 21 September.
  • First come, first served - limited stocks!
  • Chat with Library staff : Visit our Get Started stand at the Main Library to chat to our friendly staff about how the Library can support your studies.
  • Find us in the Main Library foyer from 11am-3pm, Monday-Friday from 18 September - 6 October.


  • Need IT support? : Our Library Digital Support team are based in Main Library and AGLC and can help answer any IT questions relating to your Library account, including your IT account, printing, 2-factor authentication, Eduroam access and more.

    To find out about all our services and how you can access them, visit the Get Started page.