Leeds University Library

Edward Boyle Library closes 3 June

Published Monday 16 May 2016

Interior building works in EBL

Temporary summer closure to allow building works for next phase of refurbishment

The Edward Boyle Library will close for the summer vacation at the end of Friday 3 June, after the majority of exams have finished. Level 13 of the library will be closed from 27 May.

Building work has progressed well in the half of the building that has been closed this year. During the summer closure, work to improve the infrastructure of the whole of the building will take place. This will allow the newly refurbished half to open in the autumn term.

The other half of the building will remain closed for the final phase of the refurbishment. The whole library will re-open fully in spring 2017.

The new look Edward Boyle Library will have more natural light, lots of plug sockets and better desks and chairs. It will include a new research hub specifically for postgraduates, as well as computer clusters, bookable group spaces and a prayer room. When the building is fully open it will also have a café.

Find out more about the Edward Boyle Library refurbishment.

Borrowing books 

During the summer, the science and engineering main collections will remain in the Edward Boyle Library and a retrieval service will operate twice a week.

If you need a book during the period the library is closed, use Search@Library or the classic Library Catalogue to find the book details and follow the "request here" link. Requested books will be retrieved twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. You may collect your requested items from the Laidlaw Library the following day.

Returning books

If you need to return books after the 3 June, please take them to the Laidlaw Library.