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Opening hours, returning items and study space: changes over the holiday.

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New introduction sessions run every Wednesday at 2pm to get you started in…

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The Dialect and Heritage project has been awarded £530,500 from The National…

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Skills@Library supports taught students to develop academic skills, through online resources, workshops, 1-to-1 appointments, drop-in sessions and teaching in the curriculum.

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Researcher@Library teams help staff and PhD researchers with open access, research data management, literature searching and increasing citations: online, in person and through workshops and events

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Delve into our outstanding collections of rare books, manuscripts, art and archives and find unique primary research material.

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There are four libraries on campus, along with two public galleries displaying rare items and artworks. There is one off-campus library in St James's Hospital.

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Your guide to how the Library supports researchers at the University of Leeds.

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