Business and research library

Reference and research resources and services are located in the Business and research library on the second floor of the Central library. There are over 250,000 books, journals and newspapers. Particular strengths include: history, literature and historical biography, law and rights, careers, business start-up and Europe Direct Leeds. 

Free, dedicated computers are available for research and job seeking. One-to-one advice sessions are available for jobseekers by appointment. Resources include:

  • Online resources
  • Reference books
  • Newspapers and journals - details in 'documents' on the left hand side of this page.
  • Health information
  • Education and careers information
  • Census
  • European information- see Europe Direct Leeds link below
  • Parliamentary papers
  • Law and citizens' right
  • Legislation
  • Special collections
  • Statistics
  • COBRA: Complete Business Reference Advisor​

Staff can carry out research on your behalf, (charges may apply)
If we do not have the resources you require, you may be eligible to use resources at the universities through the Ridings scheme. Please ask a member of staff for more details.

A specialist business and patent information team deal with in depth business and intellectual property enquiries.

Opening hours

    Monday           09.00 - 20.00
    Tuesday          09.00 - 20.00
    Wednesday     09.00 - 20.00
    Thursday         09.00 - 17.00
    Friday             09.00 - 17.00
    Saturday         10.00 - 17.00
    Sunday           13.00 - 17.00

Tel: 0113 2478282,

Join the library.

Renew or reserve a book.




Use this form to give us your comments. Do not use it to give us personal information - please contact us if you need to get in touch.