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Logging in to Library services

Our login system, FAQ and troubleshooting guide.

Logging in to most of our services

If you are on campus you will probably not need to log in to read an online resource, as you will already be logged in. If you are off campus you may be asked to log in. The log in page for online resources is the same as the usual log in box you see for logging into other Manchester Metropolitan University Services, such as Office 365.

To sign in, you need to log in with your email address in the format 12345678@stu.mmu.ac.uk if you are a student and 12345678@ad.mmu.ac.uk if you are a member of staff. Follow this with your usual Manchester Met network password when asked (the password you use to log onto a PC or into services).

You will need to do this whenever you see a page that looks like this:

  • Some services may take you to a page where you have to agree to terms and conditions. In most cases this only happens the first time you use the service.
  • If you have problems logging in, please see our online services FAQs for advice on what to do and who to contact.

Services with non-standard logins

Some of our services have their own separate IDs and passwords.

  • When you follow the link from our web site you will initially arrive at the normal Manchester Metropolitan University login page.
  • This leads on to a page with the log in information for the service and a link which you follow once you've noted the log in instructions.
  • This saves you having to remember many different ID and password combinations - you just need to note them down when accessing that service.

Manchester Libraries resources

We also list on our web site a small number of resources which are provided by Manchester Libraries (the public library service in Manchester).

  • To access these you will need to register with Manchester Libraries and use your Manchester Libraries membership credentials to log in.
  • We are unable to help with problems accessing these resources: you should contact Manchester Libraries in case of difficulty.

NHS Core Content resources

We also list the NHS Core Content resources, which are only available to students on certain health-related courses.

These are  the only services which still use the Athens system for logging in.

Full information is provided below:

Your student/staff card and Library PIN

A small number of services (those related to borrowing, renewing and reserving books etc, and My Library Account) rely on your Library PIN, rather than your normal University ID password.

Your PIN is used in conjunction with your normal ID number, as listed on your student/staff card.