Library launches community membership scheme

The University of Manchester Library offers a free annual membership scheme for the public.

From June 2024, members of the public can access the Library as community members free of charge. This membership replaces the paid external membership, and allows access to:

  1. Study Spaces at Main Library, with the exception of Group Study Rooms;
  1. Borrowing Rights of up to four standard loan books at a time;
  1. On-Site e-Resources using dedicated PCs on Blue Ground to access a wide range of electronic resources, including scholarly journals and databases.


    Off-site , as part of the Library’s commitment to the process of making as many resources available as possible (Open Access) for all Library members.



This membership can be renewed annually. For more information on the community membership, see our Community Membership website.

To sign up or find out more about Library memberships, see the Library’s memberships page.