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Covid–19 Library update

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Covid-19 Library update

Covid-19 Library update

Updated 19 July 

We’ve made a few changes to the way we’re doing things. But our priority is making the Library work for everyone while keeping everyone safe.  

Here’s what you can expect when you visit: 

Study spaces

You can now visit the library to use a PC or study space without making a booking. So, you can just pop in, no need to plan your visit.

Safety measures

Face coverings help to protect others as well as you. We strongly recommend you continue to wear face coverings if you can, especially while moving around the library.

Hand sanitiser and wipes will be available on all floors so you can clean your study space before and after use.


We still think it’s a really good idea to check if an online version of the book you need is available on Library Search before you visit. You could save yourself a trip.  

Click and Collect will no longer be available to reserve print books. Instead, you’ll be able to borrow books instantly by finding the book on the shelf and issue it using the self-issue machines.  

Don’t worry, Scan and deliver isn’t going anywhere. We realise how valuable this service has been during the pandemic so we will continue to offer it. If it’s just one journal article or one book chapter that you need, you can use Scan and deliver and we will send it to you via email.

Online support

Remote Library support will be available 9am-7pm (Monday – Friday) and 12-4pm (Sunday) You can phone us on 0161 247 6106, chat or send us an email at Your subject librarian is also on hand if you need specialist support. 

Remember, you can access all our online resources via the Library homepage, including over 440,000 ebooks, online referencing guides and tutorialssubject guides and the Library’s YouTube channel


Fines are still suspended. But please return any items that you don’t need so others can borrow them. Books can be returned to All Saints Library or to the Brooks Building. If you can’t return them in person, please contact for details. 


We can now welcome alumni. If you are a new member of the alumni community, visit the alumni Library membership page for details of how to apply for your card. 

We don't yet have confirmation about when the SCONUL access scheme will resume for students studying at other universities. We will update this page with more information when we have it.