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Visit in person

We are now open to researchers, from 10am–1pm and 2pm–4pm, Monday to Thursday.

Social distancing requirements limit the number of researchers that we can safely accommodate to four individuals, so our service looks a little different. You must use our new online “Visitor basket” to book a space and request the items you wish to consult. See our Visitor basket guidance.

We anticipate a high level of demand and will give priority to researchers from the University of Leeds.

If you are unable to visit we provide virtual consultations and photos on request.

Virtual consultations

We are offering virtual consultations for researchers to quickly access material. We can show you items live via Teams. Sessions can last for up to an hour.

Please use the Visitor basket to choose items and request a consultation.

Photos on request

We can take photos of material for individual research at no charge. These photos will be of a similar quality to those from a mobile phone. We will work for up to one hour on requests.

Contact us to request photo.

If the material is too large or fragile to photograph safely, we will let you know so that you can submit a request for a high quality image though our Digitisation Service. Charges will apply for digitisation.


Contact us with any enquiries as usual.