Information and research library

Information and research resources and services are located in the Information 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 Information Centre Leeds. You can find out more about our current newspapers and journals in the 'Documents' section. Free, dedicated computers are available for research and job seeking.

Resources include:

  • Online resources
  • Reference books
  • Newspapers and journals - see documents.
  • Health information
  • Education and careers information
  • Census
  • European information
  • Parliamentary papers
  • Law and citizens' rights
  • Legislation
  • Special collections
  • Statistics

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.

BIPC Leeds

A specialist BIPC  Leeds team are available for in depth business and intellectual property enquiries. In the Business & IP centre you can find a wide range of resources which can help you, whether you are just setting up in business, writing a business plan, targeting new customers or researching new markets. 

We can guide you through the procedures required to help you protect your products and services using patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright and can help you avoid infringing the IPR of others.

Opening hours of the Information and Research Library:

Monday                9am to 7pm
Tuesday                9am to 7pm
Wednesday           9am to 7pm
Thursday               9am to 6pm
Friday                   9am to 5pm
Saturday               10am to 5pm
Sunday                  11am to 3pm

Tel: 0113 3787018



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