Leeds University Library’s Special Collections is the home of hundreds of thousands of rare books, manuscripts, archives and art. Our collections offer a rich resource for staff, students, and the wider research community.
From mid-April until the early Autumn, Special Collections will be undertaking a major refurbishment and reorganisation of some of its stores. Many collections will be moving into temporary storage and will be unavailable, and there may be periods when noisy work and disruption mean the Research Centre has to close. Please check the latest situation with the Research Centre team when making a booking.
Search the catalogue to find items of interest. Then you can order copies or add items to your basket to book an in-person visit or a virtual consultation.
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.