Library Access

All registered delegates have read-only access to the University’s libraries during the IMC.

You can find your unique library barcode on the back of your name badge; please do not share it with anyone else. Scan your barcode on the barrier at the entrance to one of the libraries to enter.

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 – summer 2020 closure

Starting in June, the University of Leeds is embarking on a transformative project across many facets of the Brotherton Library. These improvement works will involve significant changes, including an extension to the current Special Collections Research Centre; reorganisation of several collections; renovating the Brotherton round reading room floor; and the final stages of the West Building refurbishment.

This means that it will not be possible for delegates to access to Special Collections during IMC 2020. Find out more about the refurbishment works and alternative arrangements during summer 2020. 

The University Library Special Collections, containing over 250,00 rare books and hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, incunabula, and archival materials. Find out more about using Special Collections.

Terms and Conditions

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