Study skills part three: getting the most from the library

Published on 16 May 13

We’ve put together a few essential services, advice and guidance about how to make the most of the library

Which best describes you?

I’m in my first year and still finding my way around the library

The Main library is a fantastic resource but it can be quite daunting to find your way around at first. Find out the different locations and opening times of the different libraries around campus.

The library’s how to use the library for new students explains how to do everything from borrowing book, keeping track of your account, renewing your loans, photocopying, finding books and much more.

I’m using the library during revision time

Here are the library’s 12 top tips for getting the most from the library during revision time:

I’m about to graduate

If you have a dissertation that still needs binding, you can get them done at the Bindary@TheLibrary at the Joule Library.

Library fines need to be paid before you can graduate so make sure you don’t have any unpaid fines on your account. You can pay your fines online or in the library.

Using the library as a graduate

Once you’ve graduated, you can still access library services. Take a look online to find out how to set up a graduate library account.

I’m a postgraduate student

The library offers academic support specific to researchers; from citation analysis, copyright information, special collections and much more.

The library also provides various services tailored for researchers such as Business Data Service, Manchester eScholar, Open Access at Manchester and much more.

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