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Special Collections at Leeds University Library

University of Leeds, Parkinson Building
Special Collections, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, Leeds

Opening/Meeting Times:
Monday - Thursday 9.00am to 7.00pm; Friday 9.30am to 7.00pm; Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm

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Leeds University Library is amongst the largest academic libraries in the country. Its unusually extensive Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives, situated in the Brotherton Library building, include five collections Designated by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council for their international research importance. Much of the material in Special Collections is connected with the Yorkshire region - for example, the archives of Quakers in Yorkshire, the historic library and archive of Ripon Cathedral, and archives of the West Riding woollen textile industry. The Liddle Collection documents the FirSt World War experience of many local people. Most of the literary archives are of writers associated with the region, from the Brontes to Simon Armitage and Barbara Taylor Bradford.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0113 343 5518

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Community Programmes:
Special Collections at Leeds University Library is open to all.  Non-members of the University are asked to contact Special Collections to make an appointment before making a visit.

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