Library services

Undergraduate students benefit from a wide range of bespoke services and support from the Alliance MBS Library Service throughout their studies.


The Precinct Library provides undergraduate students with access to a high quality, recently re-furbished study environment. This modern multi-level facility provides study spaces for up to 300 users and facilitates both group and private study. Networked cluster PCs , wireless internet access and dedicated group study rooms (with full audio visual facilities) are all provided within the library.

Electronic information sources

We provide access to one of the largest collections of electronic information sources in the UK (via the The University of Manchester Library). Search for journal articles from top-ranked peer-reviewed publications, or access a wide range of data and reports from a variety of market-leading information providers such as Thomson, Mintel and Euromonitor.

Financial database platforms

Market leading financial database platforms Bloomberg Professional and Datastream are both available to use in the Precinct Library. We provide tailored inductions to the library service, together with bespoke group sessions for modules requiring specialist research support (such as the undergraduate dissertation).

Tuition and assistance

We also provide a range of specialist tuition and assistance on the full suite of our information resources throughout the academic year, together with study skills sessions focusing on how to improve the quality of your assignments. We also offer programmes focusing on wider skill-sets such as "how to target potential employers".

A dedicated research and enquiry service is available daily within the Precinct Library. You can also book a one-to-one consultation appointment with a business librarian at any time. These services are supplemented by a rich array of online support services, available to consult 24/7.


The Precinct Library provides access to a dedicated book stock of business and management titles (which are selected according to the recommended reading requirements of all Alliance MBS programmes and modules). We also provide access to all the latest popular business books and careers material.