Use Library Search to discover a wealth of academic resources, including books, articles and more, from a huge range of sources.

Lean Library - Library Access, but better, faster, sleeker

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If the actions of others in the library is disturbing your work, please text your location to +44 (0)1689 422053 and a member of Library staff will take care of things.

Wordscope - Get support with your writing

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If you are in need of extra academic writing support, then you may be interested in attending Wordscope in order to help build your confidence.

  • Enhance the way that you write
  • Structure your thoughts, ideas and research
  • Become a conscious, coherent and skilled writer

Online and on-campus workshops are available.

Study space in the Library

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Walk-in access to study and PC spaces is available in the Library, or if you would like to book a seat prior to your visit we have specific areas in the library which are pre-bookable for study tables, PCs, Macs and study rooms.

If you would like to pre-book, decide what type of study you want to do, and where (these spaces are highlighted in blue on the floor plans), and you will be directed to the correct booking form.

Salford Digital Archives

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Find something new today. From photos to literary manuscripts, Salford Digital Archives provides access to a wide selection of unique original material for you to explore. We are growing our content offer, always looking for new opportunities to work in partnership to surface and bring rare and otherwise hidden archive content to new audiences online.

Help us diversify our collection

We want to build a collection which is inclusive of all members of our student community. We want to ensure it champions all voices, particularly those that are traditionally underrepresented in curricula and on reading lists.

Help us by suggesting a title which has motivated and inspired you, helped you with your research, developed your awareness, promoted discussions between you and your friends, challenged your perceptions or just something you have really enjoyed reading.

The books can be fiction or non-fiction, textbooks, or leisure reading, written in any language – if you want it, we will try our hardest to get it.

Find resources

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We provide high-quality resources to help make your studies a success. We recommend you start with Library Search - the gateway to our print and electronic resources, including books, journals, newspapers and databases.


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Learn about the key IT services and resources to support your studies; how to access online training, trainer-led webinars, and add IT qualifications to your CV with our Microsoft Office Specialist certification programme.

Archives and Special Collections

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We have material relating to the history of the University, from its foundations in 1896 up to the present day.

This rich and diverse resource supports academic research, teaching and learning, while also being of wider interest to local historians, genealogists and anyone with an interest in historical research.

Be aware of essay mills

Essay mills (organisations that sell essays and assessments) target students via email and social media by offering writing support. Essay mills are illegal and using them is plagiarism, which is a serious breach of our Academic Misconduct Procedure. Do not respond if these companies target you. Instead, report the email to our Digital IT team via Outlook or directly on social media (for being illegal) and block the sender.

Need academic support?

You're not expected to know everything during your studies. There will be times when you need support with your learning. Whether you need guidance on university assessments or skill development there are resources for you. Remember, plagiarism isn't the answer. Find the right support on the Skills website.

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