The Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme (Dewey for short) to arrange books and other resources on the shelves so you can locate them easily. We're going to show you how to use Dewey to find a book at any Library site.
It is worthwhile carrying out a search on Google Books to see if a book is available to view online.
If you have a reading list for your course and the books are in use by other students, you can check to see if it has been fully or partially digitised by Google.
The Library's stock of Corrosion books and journals is found mainly in the Joule Library, Sackville St Building. Corrosion books are largely shelved around 620.182, although always use the Library Catalogue to check the shelfmark of particular books you are looking for.
Printed corrosion journals are shelved within the single journal sequence at the Joule Library on the Upper Level.
Encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other reference works can be found in the Reference Collections of the Joule Library.
Extra copies of many texts from reading lists can be found in the High Demand Collection.
Some material may also be kept in Store. Staff at the Main Desk will retrieve items as required.
Hard copy PhD theses before 2009 produced at The University of Manchester are held at the Joule Library.
You can search Library Search for a thesis, make a note of the shelfmark (eg Th 16574), bring the number to the issue counter and we will retrieve it for you. Please note that they are reference only and cannot be removed from the Library.
We do not hold Masters or undergraduate theses.
Below is a link to our dedicated thesis support page.
Electronic versions of many open-access University of Manchester research theses, submitted from the 2010 session onwards, are available on Pure, the University of Manchester’s internal repository.
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 find that we don’t hold a book, report, journal article or conference paper that you need, you can use our Inter-Library Loans service.