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Catalogue Search: How-to

About the Library Catalogue

Search the Library Catalogue to find the books, eBooks and DVDs you need to succeed on your course. You can also use the catalogue to check your library account and reserve books.

Search the Catalogue from the Quick Links menu on the library website, or wherever you see the search tool.


Library Catalogue vs Discover

The Library Catalogue

  • Search for books, eBooks and DVDs.
  • Check your library account and renew items.


  • Search for books, eBooks, journal articles and other online resources.
  • Recommended for Access to HE and UCEN Manchester students.

Searching the Library Catalogue

Keyword search

Enter your keywords into the search bar and click "Search". A keyword search is useful if you are browsing for resources on a topic and want to see what is available.


Title search

Click "Search" in the top-left and select Title. This allows you to search by the title. The Title search is ideal if you know exactly what you are looking for, for example if you have a reading list from your tutor.

Click "go" to view your search results.

Click on a search result to see the full details for that resource. This shows you which campus library has the book, how to find it on the shelf, whether it is available, and how long you can borrow it for. 

Your library account

How to log in: 

Log in to your Library Account by clicking "Log In to your account" in the top right.