All Manchester libraries are welcome to be used by everyone, and are heavily used by university students.  We are currently working closely with Manchester Metropolitan University to make sure their students know everything great that the public libraries have to offer.  The University Library has taken to Instagram to tell its students about the public libraries in Manchester in a series of posts. 

One post received over 100 likes and high levels of engagement. 

We have so much to offer students. 

All 22 libraries are free to join and use.  All are safe, warm and welcoming spaces for all with free Internet access, free Wi-Fi and desks to study.  As well as books there are ebooks, eaudiobooks, enewspapers and emagazines are all available to borrow. They are also a great place to relax and hang out all day for free. 

They also have a programme of events that might challenge what you think a library space is, including live music events, chess clubs, silent discos and open mic nights. You can find out more on our blog or at library live. There are also opportunities to volunteer at a library near you. 

This promotion builds on a great partnership that Manchester Libraries have with Manchester Metropolitan University. The North West Film Archive, part of Manchester Met, is one of the Archives+ partners based at Manchester Central Library.