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Brotherton library - the most historic of our three libraries

A twenty-first century learning experienceWe have one of the major academic research libraries in the United Kingdom

As a student at the University of Leeds you'll have access to one of the largest libraries in the UK, with more than 4,000 study places if you need somewhere quiet to work.

On the main campus our libraries; the Brotherton Library, Edward Boyle Library, Laidlaw Library and Health Sciences Library, provide a variety of different working environments. They all house IT clusters too, alongside access to the University wireless network if you want to work on your laptop.

Use the library online

As well as the 2,860,000 books, you've also got a host of electronic resources at your fingertips. Sometimes you will need to work away from the library, so our collection of e-books, journals and databases are available online.

The library website gives you easy access to all these resources, and you can reserve and renew your books through the website too.

Special collections

You can find all your course texts in the library, but it also holds several collections of international significance including a first folio of Shakespeare's plays and the original manuscript of Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies. We even own locks of Beethoven's and Mozart's hair. Take a look at some of the highlights of our special collections

How the library can support you

The University is renowned for first-rate academic training and our library is a vital part of this. Workshops and resources from skills@library can help you develop key academic skills.

  • Finding information for your essay
  • Critical thinking
  • Exam techniques
Contact the library

email: library@leeds.ac.uk
tel: +44 (0) 113 343 5663
fax: +44 (0) 113 343 5561
post: Leeds University Library, University of Leeds, Leeds. LS2 9JT

or visit the library website