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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, who borrow three million items a year.
Subject librarians 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
Current Library projects
The project will inspire, guide, support and enable UK Higher Education Institutions to address preservation gaps.
The project will investigate the requirements for, and pilot the implementation of, an institutional research data management infrastructure.
This project will build on the recent work undertaken by the partnership of the University of Leeds, RLUK, Top Class Computing, and Mimas (through Copac) to further develop and refine collections analysis tools, particularly regarding the usability of the user interface.
Information on current and completed projects.
Acting on your feedback
We value and act on customer feedback:
New undergraduate library
A new library is to be built on Woodhouse Lane as part of the University's improvement programme.
Initial design thoughts on what the new library might look like from Woodhouse Lane.
Strategy and policies
- Library Regulations
- Customer Charter
- User Behaviour Policy
- Health and Safety Policy (PDF)
- Library environmental statement