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Inside our libraries

Inside our libraries

Step inside some of our libraries with the 360 degrees photography below.

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Brotherton Library

See the spectacular round reading room, the wood-panelled original Brotherton Room and the modern study space in the West Building.

The Brotherton's round, domed reading room was deliberately modelled on that of the British Museum, but, with Yorkshire bravura, a slightly increased diameter ensured that it was larger than the southern original.

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The Brotherton Room is part of the Special Collections Research Centre. The home of hundreds of thousands of rare books, manuscripts, archives and art, it offers a rich resource for staff, students, and the wider research community.

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The West Building provides a range of individual, group and social work spaces, and a large computer cluster.

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Edward Boyle Library

Our largest library, with over 2,000 study spaces for groups and individuals, and home to the level 13 Research Hub for staff and postgraduates.

Pick from a variety of desks, individual and group study areas, some with views across the atrium or out across Leeds and campus, others nestled amongst the science, engineering and social sciences book collections.

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The Research Hub is on the top floor and provides flexible seminar space, bookable group rooms and individual research space for staff and postgraduates.

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Laidlaw Library

The Laidlaw Library supports modern ways of learning, with a variety of study spaces, core textbooks and a cafe. This library is also home to our award-winning Skills@Library service in the Skills Zone.

A busy and social space with a cafe, bookable group rooms and our help and information desk.

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Skills@Library supports taught students to develop academic skills, within the curriculum and through online resources, workshops, 1-2-1 appointments and drop-in sessions.

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With plenty of power and data and a wide choice of seating and work spaces for individuals and groups, enjoy a view of the Leeds skyline or the rooftop garden beehives.

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