Leeds University Library
Our website is changing

The Library website is changing. Our new website will go live at the start of semester 2.

New Archives Search

Published 21 March 2014

a researcher looking at Special Collections materials

Special Collections is creating a single catalogue for all its archive and manuscript collections.

Many collections are now searchable through this facility and work is continuing to bring all online.

The search offers many new features:

  • Hierarchical catalogues can be explored
  • Searching is no longer restricted to single collections, meaning a wider range of collections are discoverable
  • Links to existing digital content are embedded in catalogue records
  • Catalogues include links to webpages with further information about people or the materials

This range of features is captured in a simple search on "Bronte", giving a taste of what can be found.  Many collection descriptions have been made public for the first time ... and more are coming in the following months.

If you have any comments about the new search facility or future developments please contact us.