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Opening hours

General information about Library opening hours and details for each site.

Term time

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 12:00am (midnight)
Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 8:00pm

Please note:

  • Important note for library users travelling by car:
    Bollards restricting access to the Library car park will be raised at 5:00pm from Monday to Friday and during weekends. Alternative parking is available on campus, with access gained by scanning your student or staff card at the barriers. For any problems please contact the Cheshire campus security team on 0161 247 5200.
    A list of available car parks can be found on the campus map (PDF, 2MB).
  • You must have your Manchester Metropolitan ID card with you to enter the Library. Replacements for lost cards can be obtained from the Student Hub.
  • Counter and helpdesk services will close at 4:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 8:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Access at weekends will be provisioned by Security staff only. Support with queries can be accessed via chat and phone.
  • Once counter and helpdesk service have closed, the Library will remain open for reference and study use, and self-service issue and discharge of books will be available until 12:00am (excluding Saturday and Sunday when the Library closes at 8:00pm).
  • PCs, printers and photocopiers are available during all opening hours.
  • The IT Zones close 15 minutes prior to library closing.

Vacation, bank holiday and other variations

Easter vacation and May bank holidays 2019

Term time hours will remain in place for the majority of the Easter vacation.

However, please note that the Library will be CLOSED throughout the Easter weekend: 19th April (Good Friday) to 22nd April (Easter Monday).

Bank holidays

The Library will also be CLOSED on the following bank holidays in May:

  • Monday 6th May
  • Monday 27th May