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Brotherton Library opening times

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Closing arrangements

30 minutes before closing time, floors 1 and 2 of the Brotherton Main Building close.
15 minutes before closing time the West Building and the computer cluster close. There is only access to the Main Building floors 3 and 4 in the last 15 minutes.

Café opening hours

Find out more about the Parkinson Court Café on the Great Food at Leeds website.

Brotherton Library floor plans

Brotherton Library study space

There are silent study spaces throughout the Brotherton, including the main reading room and the West Building annex. The group study area is in the West Building on floor 3 and there is a group study room on floor 2 of the Main Building.

Bottled water is allowed in the library. Please consume other food and drink outside or in the Parkinson Court café.

If you leave the library for more than 30 minutes, please take your belongings with you.

Brotherton Library IT and printing

Computer facilities

A computer cluster with 61 computers is at the rear of the West Building on floor 3 (ground floor). There are 11 timed-access computers: five in the Main Building level 3, four in the West Building floor 3 and one on Main level 2. There are 26 guest computers are available throughout the library.

See how many seats are currently availability in IT clusters on campus.

Laptop loans are available in the West Building floor 3, near the group study area.

IT Services provide more information on assistive technology and any adjustable furniture available in computer clusters.

The Student Education Service provide a list of free to use software, apps and online tools for students, which includes assistive technology resources

Print, copy, scan

MyPrint devices are available in the West Building on floor 3. Each MyPrint device can print, copy, and scan.

Buy printer credits in advance from the MyPrint portal. Otherwise, use the credit machines by the printers in the West Building.

The microfilm and microfiche printer is in the link corridor between the Main and West buildings.

More information about printing, copying and scanning is available from the University IT service.

Read the Library's copyright information to check what you are allowed to copy.