Leeds University Library

Edward Boyle Library now open

Published Wednesday 21 September 2016

Level 10 seating facing a green area

The refurbished section of the library opened at 9am on Wednesday 28 September

Following extensive refurbishment, students now benefit from 1,000 study spaces, plus, for postgraduates, a Research Hub on level 13.

When the whole building is completely refurbished in early 2017, it will provide 2,000 study spaces and a café on level 9.

Jane Saunders, Head of Collections Services for the Library said, "The EBL is being restored to its former glory, with the atrium opened up and the original colours to each floor reinstated.  

"The building is much lighter. We have new glazing to red route, the study desks now face the natural light and there are new roof lights on level 13. We're very proud of this refurbishment so far and look forward to being fully open in 2017." 

The open part of EBL will include group and individual study spaces, a prayer room, teaching clusters, specially designed furniture reflecting architectural detail and bookable rooms and booths. 

The entire library will reopen early in 2017.

For more details please see our EBL information page.