Sculpture Research Library

Based in the centre of Leeds, the Henry Moore Institute Research Library is open to anyone with an interest in sculpture.

We welcome readers to explore this unique reference resource, learn about the history of sculpture or explore the expanded field of contemporary sculpture.

What's in the collections?

With more than 27,000 books, exhibition catalogues, journals and audio-visual items, the library is an outstanding resource for the study of sculpture. You can browse the shelves, access online resources or explore our unique collection of sound recordings and films of Institute events. Our holdings on British sculpture are particularly strong and attract international scholars and artists working in the field.

Opening times

We are open seven days a week, with the exception of bank holidays. Opening times are 10am - 5:30pm, extended to 8pm on Wednesday. On Sunday we are open 1pm - 5pm.

Christmas opening times

The Institute's galleries will be closed over Christmas on Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December, and on Monday 31 December and Tuesday 1 January for the New Year.

The Sculpture Research Library will be closed from Sunday 23 December until Tuesday 1 January. Normal opening hours will resume on Wednesday 2 January.