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Library services

Students being helped by Library staff at the Edward Boyle Library reception desk.

Library services

Our dedicated staff offer a number of services for students, staff and visitors. We can help you to find the items you need, even if they’re not in our libraries, and can support staff with their reading lists and teaching

Borrow, renew, return

What can I borrow?

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Recalled items

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Renewing and returning

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Lost items

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Request a book

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Fines for overdue items

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Can't find it

If you can’t find the items you need, we can help. You can request items on loan or from our stores as well as from other libraries outside Leeds through Document Supply.

Request items on loan

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Document Supply

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Request items from storage

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Suggest a purchase

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Lecturer support

We help you to submit reading lists and make items available for students, and support teaching through integrated academic skills sessions and resources.

Boost your students' academic skills. Skills@Library can embed discipline-specific and curriculum-based academic skills activities within your teaching.

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How to submit your students' reading lists for the year, request digitisation for online course readings, and move popular items to our High Demand Collection.

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Discover how Special Collections support teaching within the University using its diverse collections of rare and historic books and manuscripts.

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Join the library

Information about the different Library membership options and entitlements. Staff and students have full access to Leeds University Library and just need their University ID card.

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