Library resources

We have an excellent selection of online resources available through the Library Services team.

eBooks and online Library resources 

Leeds University Library has a huge range of online resources. This includes access to millions of journal articles, over 500,000 electronic books and dozens of databases and search tools. ebooks and other e-resources are all available through Library Search. If you are accessing them from home, you might be asked to enter your University username and password. 

You can also access your reading lists online; they include links to the Library record for each item, including those that are available online 

You can also find more detailed information on accessing Library resources. 

Skills@Library 

Skills@Library are now delivering our services online for taught students, including open webinars on a wide range of academic skills topics; bookable online 1-1 appointments for academic skills and  for maths & statistics support; and comprehensive webpages with support and guidance on developing your academic skillsOur pages cover topics from finding information to critical thinking, from academic writing through to referencing. The webpages also include worked examples and guidance across numerous branches of mathematics and statistics. There is also some helpful guidance to help you prepare for your online exam, including tips on how to plan, revise, search for resources online and maintain your wellbeing.

Whatever stage you are at in your University studies, we have an online resource to help you succeed. These include Flying Start (arriving at University), Second Year Success (transition to the second year of UG study), Final Chapter (skills for final year projects/dissertations) and Step Up to Masters (transition to taught postgraduate study). 

If you need help or have any enquiries about our serviceyou can email us at skills@library. 

You can find out more about the support that is available by visiting the Academic Skills section of the Library website. It includes a section about open-book exams. We have also made a quick video outlining what will be expected for open-book exams and how you can prepare. 

Visit the Skills@Library blog for the latest study tips, advice and more from fellow students and our team of Learning Advisors. 

Special Collections 

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, and an increasing number of items have been digitised and are now available to view and explore online. Visit the Special Collections webpages to find out about our most important collections, discover what we have to offer for students and researchers from various subject disciplines, and explore our historic items in detail.