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We will stop purchasing books from the end of May until mid-July as we…

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A selection of the books in the academic skills collection

We’re looking for recommendations from students and researchers to grow our…

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The Laidlaw Library at dusk

Opening hours, finding a study space and everything else you need to about…

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New statistics support sessions begin from Monday 29 April.

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How we can help

Books are just the beginning. Our dedicated staff can help you to find what you need, access primary research material, and develop your study and research skills.

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What you need to know about borrowing, renewing and returning the items you need and how to request items that we don’t have in our libraries.

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Library staff helping students in the Skills Zone

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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Our libraries

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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Closed Reopens at 08:00 today

Closed Reopens at 08:00 today

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

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