Leeds University Library

Designated collections

A number of our collections have won recognition as having outstanding national and international importance through the Designation Scheme. Designation is a mark of distinction. It celebrates unique collections that are iconic, authentic and of the finest quality, resourced with sophisticated expert management and set in aspirational and creative organisations.

This accolade recognises the essential contribution the collections make to England's cultural identity and heritage. Five collections at Leeds University Library Special Collections have been recognised in this way: