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Retired University staff who wish to continue using the Library for private research/non-profit purposes can request membership of the Library. Membership is then renewable every three years.

What can I access?

Physical resources:

You may borrow up to 4 items (2 week loan items only).  

You are also entitled to reference access to any further physical resources (resources can be used within the Library but not borrowed or taken elsewhere).

Online resources:

Retired Manchester Metropolitan University staff are entitled to Walk In Access (WIA) to online resources. WIA gives visitors access to a limited range of Manchester Met Library Services' online services (also known as online resources) where licences permit. Library Services' online services include ebooks, ejournals and research databases. Users may consult ejournals, ebooks and databases available to walk-in access users via any PC in the Library (apart from the catalogues) using a temporary login. Users need to register for this service each time they want to use it.

Here is a list of online services available via the Walk In Access service

If you experience any trouble accessing online resources or have any questions, get in touch using the Contact us section on this page. A current list of the online resources available to you can be provided on request.

For help getting started with online resources, see our video introduction to Library Search, which is our first port of call for finding online resources, and our general guide to using our online services.

When can I visit?

Once you have received your ID card, you will be able to swipe into the library during any of our opening hours.

Check our opening times before you visit.

How do I join?

To apply for membership, please complete an application form and send it with a passport-sized photograph via post (details below) or email to

All Saints Library
M15 6BH

Upon receipt of the form and photograph the Library will process your membership and post your ID card.