Sculpture Research Library

The Henry Moore Institute will reopen to the public on Tuesday 1 September 2020 after a temporary closure of more than five months due to Covid-19.

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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.