Leeds University Library

Treasures of the Brotherton: Leeds University Library Gallery

Learn about the building and development of our new Treasures Gallery, opened in February 2016
Treasures exhibition permanent

About the Treasures Gallery

We want to share the wonderful experience of our Special Collections with everyone, so we have built a new exhibition gallery in the University's iconic Parkinson Building.

The gallery reveals the Library's treasures, from Yorkshire authors to James Cook's voyages, Nobel Prizes to the earliest English recipes, industry to religion and much more. It is open to all and offers visitors the opportunity to explore, learn and interact with unique material, through exhibitions and events. Find out more about the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.

The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with a generous donation from the Brotherton-Ratcliffe family, which ensured the capital costs were fully funded.

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Building works updates

Edward Boyle now fully open

All levels of the Edward Boyle Library have fully opened to students and staff.


Laidlaw and Edward Boyle up for Leeds Architecture Awards

Libraries shortlisted from nearly 80 nominations