University joins prestigious UK library network

The University has been selected to join an alliance of leading libraries in the UK.

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) derives its strength from the commitment of its members’ shared vision to ensure that libraries contribute to the advancement of research and scholarship through their outstanding collections and services.

Following a round of applications, four new members will join RLUK: University of Leicester, Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Reading and University of Sussex.

Caroline Taylor, University of Leicester Librarian, said: “We are delighted that Leicester will be joining RLUK (Research Libraries UK). In doing so, Leicester is joining a community of libraries contributing to the advancement of research and scholarship through outstanding collections and services and will work alongside others from research-intensive universities. I am pleased that the RLUK panel was particularly struck by the strength of our application and the interesting and innovative work being carried out by the University of Leicester library.”

The Directors of the Libraries from the four new members (John Tuck, Caroline Taylor, Julia Munro, and Kitty Inglis, respectively) confirmed that they were "thrilled to be joining the RLUK community, and look forward to working with colleagues from an exceptional group of institutions and contributing to the re-envisioning of the research library in a digital age.”