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Group study rooms

The Precinct Library contains 3 dedicated areas suitable for group study. Book a slot via the University of Manchester portal

AMBS library services

The University of Manchester Library provides you with the resources and support you need throughout your programme. The satellite library for all your business and management essential text books, with multiple copies of all new editions of core and useful texts, is the Precinct Library. In addition to books, there are iPads for loan. Your My Manchester portal has quick links to all of the Library’s resources and services available to students.

Getting Started

You will need your student card to access all library sites around campus. Many of our services and resources also require you to confirm that you are a registered student. This authentication can be your student card, the ID number on the card, your Library PIN, the central username and password you use to log on, or a combination of these. Library guides for business and management students provide all of the latest information on resources and learning and research services available. This is a good starting point if you are looking for any library resources or information related to your course. Each course module in Blackboard includes an online reading list, so you can quickly check availability and directly access e-books, digitised chapters and e-journals or articles.

Study space

Precinct Library offers individual study space options and computer clusters, with Wi-Fi availability throughout the building. There are 3 group study rooms at Precinct Library, all of which are bookable online via MyManchester.

Additional study spaces are available at the Main Library and the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons (see below). These are also bookable via MyManchester.

The Main Library

The Main Library holds the principal collection of other schools’ books and journals. It also contains additional bookable group study rooms, individual study space options and computer clusters. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building and a cafe lounge can be found on the ground floor. The Main Library has long opening hours and extends these during exam periods. It also has an extensive collection of eBooks, databases and ejournals. Please check Locations and Opening Hours for full details on opening hours and facilities.

Alan Gilbert Learning Commons

A state-of-the-art learning environment with 24/7 opening hours throughout term-time, the Learning Commons has flexible open learning spaces with multimedia facilities, computer clusters and 30 bookable group study rooms with whiteboards and media screens. There is a series of training workshops covering a variety of academic and transferable skills hosted in the training room at the Learning Commons. These workshops include training on revision/study skills, note-taking and other topics and have been developed by Learning Commons staff in partnership with other teams across the University. Full details of workshops are available via My Learning Essentials.

My Learning Essentials

The Library’s new comprehensive programme of online resources, workshops and skills clinics designed to help students develop both their academic and employability skills.

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