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Who can use the welcome space?

Members of the local community aged 18 or over who live or work in the areas of Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Wakefield, the City of York and Selby.

When is the welcome space open?

The welcome space is available during the Library's core opening hours. These are normally 8.30am to 7.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 6.00pm on Friday (or 9.00am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday during off-peak opening).

Which parts of the Library can I use?

Community members will be invited to use all open areas of the Library, including the open plan study spaces and seating adjacent to the Library café. The café is open during term time from 8.00am to 2.30pm, serving a variety of hot and cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches. Outside of these hours, vending machines are available, along with water fountains to top up water bottles.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer access to the University WiFi or photocopying/scanning facilities. Bookable spaces (such as group study rooms, carrels and teaching rooms) are also not available for community members to use.

How do I find the welcome space?

The Library is located in the Andrew Kean Learning Centre (AKLC) which is just off the main entrance of the University's campus in Horsforth on Brownberrie Lane.

Local community members looking to use the University Library welcome space are asked to visit the Library Helpdesk in the AKLC upon arrival, where they will be welcomed and shown around.

Can I join the Library?

If you are aged 18+ and a local resident then you can join the Library as an external member.

For more information on how to join please see our External members guide.

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