About the University of Leicester

Library and learning

We support the research, teaching and learning activities of our students and staff. 

University Library

The Library provides space for individual and collaborative study and extensive digital resources comprising more than 800,000 e-books and 65,000 e-journals. It is home to more than a million printed volumes.

We are committed to working in partnership to provide benefit to our users, influence the development of scholarly communication and support the wider community. We are members of Research Libraries UK (RLUK) which represents 34 of the leading and most significant research libraries in the UK and Ireland.

Key people

Steve Williams - University Librarian and Director of Library and Learning Services
Joanne Dunham - Deputy Librarian/Associate Director
Simon Dixon - Associate Director and Head of Archives and Special Collections
Laurian Williamson - Associate Director and Head of Research Services

Student and Library Information Services

The Student and Library Information Services provides a 'one stop' physical and virtual information desk for all student services and support. This includes online, telephone and other virtual support and enquiries alongside service points on the ground floor of the David Wilson Library.

Contact

library@leicester.ac.uk
+44 (0)116 252 2048

Visit the Library website.

Archives and Special Collections

The Library has extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, historical photographs, engraved portrait prints and personal archives. These can be consulted by appointment in our Kirby and West Special Collections Reading Room. A range of our collections may also be consulted online.

Contact

specialcollections@leicester.ac.uk
+44 (0)116 252 2056

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