Explore a wealth of archives, libraries, museums and research institutions in Manchester.

Manchester's research institutions are world-class. Together with the John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester Library looks after more than 4.5million books as well as vast archives of historical material and rare volumes. It is one of the few university libraries with the prestigious status of being a National Research Library.

Academics at The University of Manchester maintain close relationships with a number of archives and the Manchester Museum holds a rich array of material remains of past cultures.