University of Leeds Libraries

Contact details

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About the library

Leeds University Library is one of the major academic research libraries of the United Kingdom, attracting students and scholars from around the world to its rich and extensive print and manuscript collections gathered during its 100 year history. The twenty-first century library combines these outstanding collections with an impressive range of electronic resources delivering first class support for study.

The Leeds catalogue on Copac gives details of the collections in the following libraries:

  • Edward Boyle Library - contains the main collections for Science and Engineering and core text books for the majority of subjects
  • Brotherton Library – contains the main collections for Arts, Social Sciences and Law
  • Health Sciences Library - contains the main collections for medicine and health related subjects
  • St James' University Hospital Library - supports medical and healthcare staff and students and employees of the hospital trust
  • Special Collections is housed in the Brotherton Library and holds collections such as the Brotherton Collection, Liddle Collection (which contains first hand accounts of the First World War) and the Leeds Russian Archive.

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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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? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their 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


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