About Us

Three library sites, located across a wi-fi enabled campus, including a state of the art facility at MediaCityUK, provide access to a wide range of resources for your research and learning. Our cutting edge resource discovery tool, SOLAR Library search, allows access to all our academic resources from a single interface, including more than 365,000 books, 35,000 e-journals and 600,000 e-books and several special collections and archives.

More than 600 PCs are provided. Our plasma screens show where the available PCs are located. 240 laptops are available for loan within libraries. Our Follow You printing system allows you to print your work anywhere on campus. Our PrinterOn service allows you to send your print work to your Follow You account from anywhere.

There are a number of ways in which you can get help and support. Our spaces offer staffed Support Desks, to assist you in using our services, and our online instant messaging service are another source of help when you need it. Subject support is available via our Academic Support Librarians, who are here to help you find the information you need for your studies. In addition to information literacy skills training, we also offer a range of online and face to face Student ICT training.

We operate 24/7 and extended opening hours, with silent and collaborative study zones developed in response to users’ needs. The customer focus of The Library has been acknowledged with the Customer Service Excellence award, a national award to recognize excellence in Public Services.