Special Collections is the home of hundreds of thousands of rare books, manuscripts, archives, art and objects. Our collections offer a rich resource for staff, students, and the wider research community.
The University Libraries strive to provide inclusive access to all. We are aware that there will be issues of bias and insensitivity within our historic collections, content and descriptions. Throughout 2022 we are developing approaches that will help us to address these concerns in a practical and balanced way. We are guided by archive and heritage sector development and University values.
We are pleased to consider offers of gifts of books, manuscripts, and objects. Please see our guidance on donating.
Leeds University Library Galleries showcase the University’s remarkable collections of art and artefacts in two galleries: Treasures of the Brotherton and The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. Located in the Parkinson Court, they are open to the public and free to enter.