Library Access

All registered delegates have read-only access to the University’s libraries during the IMC. One of the largest research libraries in the UK, the University Library holds over 2.7 million books, including extensive holdings relating to medieval studies.

Different to previous IMCs, this year all you need to do is present your IMC registration name badge at the front desk of any of the many University of Leeds libraries listed below, and you will be granted permission to enter the library.

Libraries on campus

You will have access to several libraries on campus.

  • Brotherton Library: arts, social sciences, law, Special Collections, computer facilities (see below for details of summer 2020 closure)
  • Edward Boyle Library: science, social sciences, engineering, computer facilities
  • Health Sciences Library: medicine and health-related subjects, computer facilities
  • Laidlaw Library: high-demand collection and core texts, computer facilities

Find the latest information on opening times and where to find the libraries on the Library website

Special Collections & Brotherton Library

Leeds University Library’s Special Collections is the home of hundreds of thousands of rare books, manuscripts, archives and art. Our collections offer a rich resource for staff, students, and the wider research community.

Search the catalogue to find items of interest. Then you can order copies or add items to your basket to book an in-person visit or a virtual consultation. Digitised parts of the collection are available online and can be searched, browsed and filtered through our advanced search. We can welcome a limited number of researchers for in-person visits, see how to plan and book your visit.

Terms and Conditions

When you complete your registration, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions for Use of Leeds University Library