Library Catalogue (List of Books)

What is the Library Catalogue?

The Library Catalogue is a list of the physical books that we have in the Learning Centre which you can use for your studies if you are UK based.

You can borrow (take home) up to 12 books for 3 weeks. If you need more than 3 weeks, you can also renew your loan by bringing the book back to us on or before your return date!

How Does the Library Catalogue work?

In the Learning Centre, books are classified according to the Dewey Decimal System. This is the same way books are shelved at many libraries, particularly Academic libraries.

The Library Catalogue lists all of the books in the Learning Centre alongside their Dewey number of the book – this helps you to find it on the shelf. Books are shelved according to their Dewey number, but if you are struggling to find it please ask at the desk!

You can search for books within the catalogue by title, author, or by subject.

Extra Help

If you want further advice on finding books in the Learning Centre, you can ask staff at the Library Desk, or use any of the following resources.

Leaflets:

Finding a Book in the Learning Centre

How the Library is Arranged: A Guide to Dewey Numbers

Video:

How to Use the Library Catalogue to Find and Reserve Books for Collection

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Other Libraries

As well as the Learning Centre, you may also want to explore other libraries in Manchester. Whilst we should have the key texts you need for your course, these other libraries may have other interesting resources or offer a change of scenery when studying.

Manchester Central Library

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Anyone living in Manchester can join and use the Manchester Central Library for free. You can get access to their research and marketing database as well as their range of fiction and non-fiction books. It is less than a 10 minute walk from INTO Manchester in St. Peter’s Square.

Please ask Learning Centre staff if you need help joining!