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Brotherton Library opening times

The Brotherton Library is open:

  • Monday – Friday: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10am to 8pm

The Brotherton Research Centre is open:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Additional information

View tasks that can only be done in core hours.

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 floor 2 of the West Building. The group study area is in the West Building on floor 3. There is a group study room on floor 2 of the Main Building.

Find out about bookable study space.

Visit our accessibility page for details about accessible study spaces, builbing facilities and assistive equipment and software available in the Library.

Drinks with lids are 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.

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Brotherton Library IT and printing

Computer facilities

There is computer cluster with 61 PCs on Level 3 of the West Building

There is 1 timed-access computer on Main level 2. There are 26 guest computers available throughout the library.

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.

The microfilm and microfiche printer is on Main floor 1.

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.