University of Manchester SafePod

SafePod Summary


Ground Floor,
The University of Manchester Library,
The University of Manchester,
Oxford Road,


M13 9PP


North West

Opening Hours

09:30 - 16:45


The University of Manchester is located in the centre of Manchester just off the A57(M) between Upper Brook Street (A34) and the Higher Cambridge Street (A5067). There are multiple bus stops for the campus along Oxford Road. The nearest train stops are Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road.

Fire Alarm Information

If the fire alarm sounds leave the SafePod and exit the Main Library via the nearest fire exit and join staff and students in the designated safety area outside of the Main Library.

Contact Details

Debbie Allan
0161 275 3751

Number of monitors


Data Centres available from this SafePod

SAIL Databank
Scottish Government
National Records of Scotland
UK Data Service
Health and Social Care Northern Ireland
Office for National Statistics

Access Policy

Access (entry and exit) control to the Library is via staff and student swipe cards.

For external University of Manchester researchers, access to the library will be provided by a SafePod Coordinator to the library.

The area that the SafePod is located in is locked at 4:45pm and there is no access to the SafePod after this time.


The SafePod is located on the ground floor. Full details for the library accessibility is available from the University of Manchester website. Contact the SafePod Coordinator to discuss any access requirements that you may need to use a SafePod.

A wheelchair-accessible toilet is available on the ground floor.

Lone Working Policy

There is no lone working policy. Use of this SafePod is unsupervised.
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