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Computer Science Library

Location, opening times and contacts

The Computer Science Library is located at the Student Support Office.

Its services are available exclusively to current students and staff of the School of Computer Science.

To borrow items from the Computer Science Library please come to the Student Support Office during office hours Mondays - Fridays. (Please note that requests for some items, including older MSc dissertations, must be made in advance.)

The Borrowing page has more information about loan periods and limits.

For help, enquiries and advice about our services and resources, please come in and speak to a member of Student Support Office staff, or email Richard Ward.

Computer Science Library resources

  • Course Unit Reading Lists
    The Computer Science Library has multiple paper copies of all of the books which currently appear on the School's reading lists (for COMP units only).   A collection of Computer Science books for background reading is also available.
  • Background reading
    A list of the Computer Science Library's collection of books which are useful for background reading on some of the subject areas covered on our degree programmes.
  • Undergraduate 3rd Year Project Reports
    Electronic format only.
    Academic year 2015-16: all full-text reports are available online.
    Academic year 2016-17 onwards: all full-text reports and accompanying screencasts are available online.
  • Theses / Dissertations
    Computer Science PhD / MEnt / MPhil / MRes theses: a very limited collection of paper copies is available through the School Library, plus electronic versions of some abstracts are available online.
    Computer Science MSc dissertations:
    Academic years 2007-08 through to 2014-15 inclusive: a full set of paper copies is available through the School Library; their electronic abstracts and a small number of selected electronic full-text versions are available online.
    Academic year 2015-16 onwards: electronic format only . All abstracts and some selected electronic full-text versions are available online.
    Some dissertations for earlier years may be available, but we cannot guarantee this.
    Requests to borrow paper copies of older theses / dissertations (if available) must be made at least one working day in advance. When requesting any thesis / dissertation, please provide full details of the author, title, and year of publication.

University of Manchester Library resources

Computer Science students: for information about accessing and using Computer Science resources in the University of Manchester Library go to their Computer Science subject guide webpages.


Computer Science staff: for information about how the University of Manchester Library can help in supporting your teaching and learning, access the Computer Science Academic Librarian's webpage.