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.

Free, dedicated computers are available for research and job seeking.

Resources include:

  • Online resources
  • Reference books
  • Newspapers and journals
  • 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, though 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.

Business and IP centre (BIPC) Leeds

A specialist BIPC Leeds team are available for in depth business and intellectual property enquiries. In the Business and 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 and contact details


9am to 7pm


9am to 7pm


9am to 7pm


9am to 6pm


9am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


11am to 3pm


Information and research library
2nd Floor
Central Library
Calverley Street


Information and research library contact options
Email: email link
Phone0113 378 7018



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