University of Leeds Libraries

Contact details

Website: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)113 3435663

About the library

Leeds University Library is one of the major academic research libraries in the UK. The Library creates, manages and makes available huge digital and print collections for study and research at the University of Leeds and beyond. It also facilitates open access publishing and research data management for its researchers. Its exceptional Special Collections holds rare books, manuscripts, art and archives, and attracts students and researchers from around the world.

Jisc Library Hub gives details of the collections in the following library buildings:

  • Edward Boyle Library - contains the main collections for science, engineering and social sciences
  • Brotherton Library – contains the main collections for arts and humanities, and the Special Collections Research Centre
  • Laidlaw Library: contains the core text books for the majority of subjects taught at the University
  • Health Sciences Library - contains the main collections for medicine, psychology and health related subjects
  • St James' University Hospital Library - supports medical and healthcare staff and students and employees of the hospital trust

The local library catalogue is available online.

University of Leeds Special Collections also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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Policy code


For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? Yes.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of University of Leeds Libraries records in Library Hub Discover here.