Leeds University Library

Final phase of refurbishment for Edward Boyle Library

Published Monday 5 December 2016

IT and Library enquiries desks with moving figure

Weekend closure 17-18 December

The last few stages of the Edward Boyle Library (EBL) refurbishment work will be taking place throughout December.

This work will mean that there will be some disruption to parts of the library. This includes a complete closure on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December to fully test the building's systems ahead of reopening in January with around an extra 1000 study spaces.

Furniture, IT and AV equipment will be installed into the second part of the EBL and partition walls will be removed and replaced with plastic sheeting.

Access to books will be maintained throughout the scheduled work.

Jane Saunders, Head of Collection Services, "There will be some noise and movement throughout the Edward Boyle Library in December, and I am sorry for any inconvenience this causes. We shall do our best to keep disruption to a minimum as we prepare for January. I hope that the new improved Edward Boyle Library will be a wonderful study environment for our students and researchers."

The refurbished library is due to reopen on Tuesday 3 January at midday. This will include the additional study spaces and the new café.

Key dates

  • Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December - Edward Boyle Library closed
  • Monday 19 December - Edward Boyle Library open as usual
  • Thursday 22 December - All libraries close at 5pm for Christmas break
  • Tuesday 3 January - Edward Boyle reopens at midday