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About the Library
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Who we are
Leeds University Library is one of the major academic research libraries of the UK, attracting students and scholars from around the world to its rich and extensive print, online and manuscript collections gathered during its 100-year history.
With over 2.8 million print and 500,000 online books, and more than 37,000 print and online journals, the Library welcomes almost two million visitors borrowing three million items every year.
Our staff provide specialist support, information literacy and academic skills teaching, so that students and staff find, use and apply the information they need effectively.
The Library offers a variety of study environments, with over 3,900 study spaces across its three campus buildings, from silent individual study to vibrant group work areas. There are extensive computer facilities and the Library is wireless enabled throughout for laptop use.
What we're doing
Measuring our performance
Copac Collection Management Tools Pilot
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Information on all current and completed projects.
Acting on your feedback
We value and act on customer feedback:
The Library is undertaking a number of building works projects, including:
A new library is being built on Woodhouse Lane as part of the University's improvement programme.
Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery
A new Library Gallery is being built to make our Special Collections publicly available for all.
Strategy and policies
- Library Regulations
- Library Partnership
- User Behaviour Policy
- University Health and Safety Policy
- Library Health and Safety Policy Statement (PDF)
- Library environmental statement