The Laidlaw Library is the library dedicated to undergraduates. It contains Core Texts and the High Demand Collection, and the Skills Zone, home to the Skills@Library service. There are bookable study spaces for individual silent study and accessible student studies. Read about disabled access.
Laidlaw Library opening times
View tasks that can only be done in core hours.
30 minutes before closing time, all the group rooms will be locked.
15 minutes before closing time, staff begin to close the rest of the building, starting on floor 3.
Café opening hours
Find out more about Caffè Nero on the Great Food at Leeds website.
Laidlaw Library floor plans
Laidlaw Library study space
The Library has silent individual study space only, which must be booked in advance. Our group study facilities are currently unavailable due to measures taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Drinks with lids are allowed in the library. Please consume other food and drink outside.
If you leave the library for more than 30 minutes, please take your belongings with you.
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The Skills Zone on level 1 of the Laidlaw Library is usually home to the Skills@Library service and a place for taught students to develop academic skills. You can now access Skills@Library workshops and appointments online. The Skills Collection has books on every academic skills topic to borrow using the click and collect service.
Laidlaw Library IT and printing
Library computers are currently unavailable because of the coronavirus measures.
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 currently unavailable for drop-in printing because of the coronavirus measures. Please use the PCB Print Service instead.
You may print if you are studying in the library.
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.