Leeds University Library

Welcome to the new Library website!

Published Thursday 19 January 2012

A tablet computer next to a row of Special Collections books

We hope you find it a more dynamic, attractive site, easy to find your way around and with fewer clicks to get to what you want.

It's been a year in development and it's been built from scratch, with a new taxonomy and massive streamlining and bringing together of content from five separate sites. This was to make the site more coherent, the site search function effective ("Search Library website" at the top right), and to reduce the amount of maintenance needed.

We have had invaluable input from 2,000 people across the University.  Staff and students helped us to create a more logical structure for the information we provide, carried out testing, gave feedback on design work, told us what worked well, what was confusing, and suggested improvements to terminology and structure. We are very grateful for all of your help - we hope you are pleased with the result. We are still open to feedback so please continue to let us know what you think!

So, what's new?   

The Catalogue search box and Library account links are still on the homepage, and much of the previous help and subject information is still in the site, but re-written to be clearer and more succinct.

If you have bookmarked links to the Library website they might not work.  The most popular links have a redirect to the new page, but otherwise you will get a "page not found" message, with some suggestions of where the page you're looking for might be. To help with the transition, there is a "where are they now?" help page listing the new location of key pages.

If you have any problems finding what you need on the new website, try the improved "Search Library website" at the top right, the site map, or contact Library enquiries, who will be happy to help.

We are still developing the website, so please continue to let us know what you think and make suggestions for how we can improve it even more!