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The Laidlaw Library will close from 11–17 July with limited access from…

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Access over 7,000 ebooks, audiobooks and magazines on your device using the…

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Support sessions and demos are available for tutors to update their reading…

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Find your perfect study space on campus with the new Spacefinder web app.

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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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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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Library quick start

Your guide to using the libraries at the University of Leeds.

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Research quick start

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

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