Leeds University Library

Open to the public Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Admission is free.

Closed Sundays, public holidays and when University buildings are closed.

Please see our events pages for full details of any closures.

To avoid disappointment, please contact the Gallery before you visit, as many special events are held in the Education Room, and so it is sometimes closed to regular visitors.

Open evenings for special events.

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Maps and information on the University website show where the University is in Leeds, and how to get here by car or public transport.


Campus parking for visitors is limited during weekdays. It is allocated on a first-come-first served basis and costs £5.00 for the day. Access is at the main entrance outside the Parkinson Building.

* Please note: due to major construction works on campus, visitor parking will be more restricted than normal until December 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. *

Coaches can drop off and pick up outside the Parkinson steps, but there are no parking spaces for coaches on the campus.

We recommend you use the nearby multi-storey car park on Woodhouse Lane.

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Access information

There is wheelchair access to the Gallery from the north entrance of the Parkinson Building (via Chemistry) with a disabled parking space nearby.

Guide dogs are welcome and there is a hearing aid induction loop in the Gallery.

Contact us if you have any special requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


Our toilets are in the basement of the Parkinson Building (the floor below the Gallery), accessible by stairs and lift.

Eating and drinking

Groups are welcome to use the Parkinson Court for eating and drinking. Parkinson Court cafe is open to the public on weekdays, selling hot and cold drinks and cold meals, including a variety of packed sandwiches.

There are cafes, pubs and restaurants across the road from the Parkinson Court, as well as around the University campus. Only some are open on weekends; please contact the Gallery for advice.


Groups are welcome at the Gallery.

When planning your visit, please complete the self-led group booking form and the Code of conduct for external organisations. Information about planning a visit can be found by downloading the information for visiting groups.

To avoid disappointment, please contact the Gallery before completing the forms to ensure that the Gallery has no other bookings on the day that you which to come.

Free tours of the Gallery are available on request prior to your visit, subject to staff availability. Contact us if you wish to discuss your needs further.

Gallery rules:

To help keep our works of art safe, please remind your group of the following:

No touching
No running
No photography
No mobile phones
No wet/messy art materials inside the Gallery
No eating or drinking in the Gallery
No smoking.