Leeds University Library

Study and teaching spaces

Young man using Special Collections Reading Room

Individual research

If you want to carry out personal research using the collections and are a member of the University you can do so without an appointment.

Non-members can make an appointment to visit the reading room.

Group study (up to 6 people)

If you want to consult items from the collections as a group, you can book the group study desk situated in the Special Collections reception area.

Please tell us the specific items you require when booking the space.

Classes, seminars, conferences: The Brotherton Room
(40 people theatre, 20 people seminar)

Members of the University can book the Brotherton Room for classes and seminars, using Special Collections items for research or as a display, free of charge. If you wish to use the room for this purpose a booking form should be submitted to us. A member of staff will contact you to confirm whether the booking can go ahead and to discuss any further details of the event.

If you wish to use the room for an event other than a class or seminar, or you are not a member of the University, please tell us when you make your enquiry. Your booking will be accepted at the discretion of the Head of Special Collections and you may have to pay a fee.

When you arrive for your event, collect and sign for the Brotherton Room key at Special Collections reception. Any items you consult from the collections will be issued to your Library card on the day. You will be responsible for the security of the Brotherton Room and the items issued to you while the key and items are in your possession. 

To book or enquire about the Brotherton Room contact us.