We are working towards making selected elements of the Library’s collections available as online surrogates for you to enjoy and work on from your own screen.
Please browse the links on the left to see what’s available, and also keep an eye on our ‘What we do‘ pages, where we’ll post news of fresh digitising among other news. There’s currently lots of newly digitised material appearing as part of the Ballad of Chetham’s Library and the Booth Charities Salford Project.
In addition to these, a number of our eighteenth century periodicals, including copies of the Harrops Manchester Mercury from 1752-1775, have been digitised and made available on the Eighteenth Century Journals Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals c.1685-1815. A free trial of this excellent resource is available to libraries and academic institutions on the Adam Matthew website.