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Library buildings remain open

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Leeds, Sheffield and York launch new reciprocal resource-sharing scheme

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Open Access helped improve its visibility and impact

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Built with the help of 1,500 staff and students, it's now mobile-responsive,…


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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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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.


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.

Brotherton Library

Open Closes at 17:00

Edward Boyle Library

Open Closes at Midnight

Health Sciences Library

Open Closes at 17:00

Laidlaw Library

Open Closes at Midnight


Open Closes at 17:00

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Library quick start

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


Research quick start

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