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COVID-19 and the Library

Check here for the latest updates on the Library's response to the coronavirus.

We will keep this page up to date with any changes in our service and @UoLLibrary will have the latest news. The health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors is our priority.

Open online for business

We are providing an expanded set of electronic resources for research and learning. We are liaising actively with publishers, and the electronic provision of books and other materials, and the number of simultaneous users, is rapidly increasing. These are available through Library Search. We will continue to work with our suppliers to provide more access to electronic resources.

See Eresources: your questions answered for our top advice on accessing online resources from home.

Browse our list of resources that publishers have made open and freely available during the pandemic, in addition to our subscribed resources.

Module leaders should update reading lists using the Minerva Reading List tool, and start thinking about how any planned assessments are designed to be reliant only on electronic resources. Please contact us if you need to discuss provision.

Library staff are working remotely to support student education and research, see below for details.

Library enquiries and buildings

Our library buildings are closed, until further notice.

All enquiries are online only – contact us by email or through webchat on the Library webpages.

Please don’t return any items from now on, as we won’t be there to deal with your returns. Fines and recalls are suspended, so you can keep hold of the books you have out until we reopen. If you have received a request for a book you have on loan, you don’t have to return it.

Skills@Library workshops and one-to-one appointments

Please email us with any academic skills or maths and statistics enquiries.

Workshops and one-to-one appointments are delivered online through Minerva Collaborate. One-to-one advice on maths and statistics is also available by appointment.

Book a one-to-one appointment for academic skills, or maths and statistics support: Help in person for taught students.

Researcher@Library workshops and one-to-one appointments

Please contact the Research Support Team by email, they are online and available to offer advice and support with:

If you have any questions about Research Data Management, please contact the Research Data Management Team.

One-to-one appointments will are delivered online or over the phone. Book a one-to-one appointment.

Research workshops are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Wherever possible we will share workshop slides or other appropriate learning materials with those participants who have booked onto a session.

We are working to make our workshop programme available online.

Document Supply

It is unlikely that we can fulfil document supply requests for books. Very many of our partner libraries are unable to supply to us at the moment.

We will continue to try to supply articles for you. If in doubt please submit the request, but we may not be able to get your material to you as quickly as we would like to.

Leeds University Library Galleries

Our Galleries are closed and all events are postponed until further notice. Check the Galleries website before you visit.

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