Sculpture Research Library

The Sculpture Research Library is part of the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, and offers unparalleled access to material on sculpture.

We welcome readers to explore this unique reference resource, and study sculpture in our beautifully designed reading rooms.

What's in the collections?

With more than 30,000 books, exhibition catalogues, journals and audio-visual items, the library is an outstanding resource for the study of sculpture.

Our holdings on British sculpture are particularly strong and attract international scholars and artists working in the field. Our special collections contain many rare and important early works, hand-produced artists’ books and other interesting curiosities.

As well as books, we have an extensive selection of online art journals, a unique collection of sound recordings and films of Institute events, and files of exhibition invitations, press cuttings and other ephemera on British sculptors.

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