About Leeds University Libraries
Leeds University Libraries are one of the major academic research libraries in the UK, used by students and academics from around the world.
About the Library
Knowledge for all: Leeds University Libraries Vision 2030
Our Forward Plan sets the framework for how we will make the vision a reality.
The Library creates, manages and makes available huge digital and print collections for study and research. We are transforming student study with state-of-the-art learning spaces where knowledge is shared and new skills learnt with our Skills@Library service. We facilitate open access publishing and research data management to support and inspire research at all levels.
Our free, public galleries present our exceptional collections of fine art, artefacts, rare books and manuscripts. The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery offers innovative art exhibitions from the University Art Collection and the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery displays the finest rare books, manuscripts, art and archives from our world renowned Special Collections.
There are four libraries on campus providing a range of study environments, including flexible group study areas and silent individual study spaces. All our libraries have extensive computer facilities and wi-fi throughout for your devices and laptops.
Facts and figures
Over 60 workshops and 800 hours of in-curriculum teaching every year, helping over 27,000 students improve their study and research skills
Five designated collections deemed internationally important - more than any other UK library
Two free public galleries hosting over 70 events every year, attracting 20,000 visitors and widening access to our unique collections
White Rose Research open access repositories for papers, theses and data injest over 2,000 items, making Leeds research more visible
Five libraries housing nearly 3 million items
Over 2.5 million visits every year
185,000 enquiries answered by customer services each year
Three staff awarded University Student Education Fellowships in the last five years.
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