Learning resources


Using library resources

Although the Library sites may be closed there are still thousands of resources and tools that you can access online, including e-books, journals and articles, and training and skills sessions through My Learning Essentials. 

How to access library services online

My Learning Essentials

My Learning Esssentials is the Library's award-winning skills programme. Here you can access online resources to support with essay writing, presenting, critical thinking and many more.

Access My Learning Essentials online

My Research Essentials

My Research Essentials is the Library’s researcher development programme. Here you can access online materials and development resources whenever you need them.  

Access My Research Essentials online

Accessing specialist software

For some courses students will need to access specialist software. Where this software is required Faculties and IT Services are currently working on this to make it more widely available where it is needed. 

Accessing online learning

Students can also access support for their devices and many other IT issues from the Library's Digital Support team. For more information on how the Library team can help, go to https://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/using-the-library/students/library-it-services/it-support/available/

To request support, please use the Library Chat service via the pop up on the right hand side of the page.

If you are experiencing connectivity issues then you might like to try the following suggestions from IT Services. Troubleshooting connectivity issues off campus

Alternatively you can also call IT services on (0)161 306 5544. The phone service is available 24 hours a day including weekends and bank holidays, where there is an experienced team waiting to help you.

Laptop loan and WiFi access scheme

We recognise that not all students have access to a laptop or Wi-Fi, or that COVID-19 may have affected your personal financial circumstances. If this is the case the University may be able to help. Find out if you meet the criteria of the laptop loan and WiFi access scheme.