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Distance Learning at the University of Manchester: Accessing resources

Installing the VPN (Virtual Private Network)

You can access electronic resources remotely by installing the VPN on your device. Once the VPN is installed on your device, you will be able to download electronic resources as if you were on campus.

Information on how to install the VPN can be found on the IT Services website.

For any problems with access to electronic resources or VPN you can contact the University of Manchester IT Services.

DELIVER service

DELIVER is a postal loans service offered by Document Supply. The service aims to send library materials to students and staff of the University of Manchester who cannot come into the Library itself.

Document Supply

The University of Manchester Library is one of the largest subscribers to e-journals and databases in the UK but we don't have access to everything. 

If you live in the UK, we can provide you with loans of books which are not held by us, but which are available from the British Library Document Supply Centre.

Visit the Document Supply and Inter-Library Loans webpages for more information.

Accessing other academic libraries

If you're in the UK or Ireland, you can access academic libraries in your local area through the SCONUL Access scheme.

You can apply for SCONUL access through their website. Once you receive a confirmation email, take it along with a copy of your University of Manchester ID card to the library you want to visit.

Visiting the University of Manchester Library

As a distance learning student you are very welcome to come and visit the University of Manchester in person.

Full details of our library locations and opening hours are available on the Library website. Remember to bring your University of Manchester ID card with you when you visit.

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