Contact the Archives

Researchers in the library from the archives

Please note: Owing to the current coronavirus outbreak we are operating a remote enquiry service only and are unable to provide physical access to the Archives and Special Collections.  For enquiries please contact us at and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.


Our archives and special collections are open to all and can be viewed in person on the University campus. Access is by appointment. To make an appointment or enquire about the collections contact our archivist Alexandra Mitchell:


Telephone: 0161 295 6650

We will need at least two working days' notice to accommodate your research visit as most of our material is held off site. Note that if your request is for a large number of items we may need longer. To help us make your visit go smoothly, please let us know:

  • the date and time of your proposed visit as soon as possible
  • the details of the material you would like to consult.