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Visiting and opening times

The Sculpture Research Library is free to use and open seven days a week.

Opening times

Monday:10.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday:10.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday:10.00am - 8.00pm
Thursday:10.00am - 5.30pm
Friday:10.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday:10.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday:1.00pm - 5.00pm

The library is located on the first floor of the Henry Moore Institute, on the Headrow, Leeds.

Library membership is free. On your first visit, you will be required to complete a simple registration form. Please bring a form of photo identification along for this.

The Institute is closed on bank holidays.

Introductory tours

We can give guided tours of the library to introduce the resources and facilities to interested groups. A minimum of seven days advance notice is required and a maximum of twelve people can attend at one time. Please contact the librarian to arrange a convenient date to bring a group.


We have free WiFi throughout the library, as well as a number of computers for research and consulting the library catalogue. Power for laptops is available from sockets underneath the tables.There is a coin-operated photocopier for making black & white or colour copies of library material. You can also take photos, but in both cases these must only be used for research and private study. Lockers and coat hangers are provided at the library reception.


  • The reading rooms can seat sixteen people.
  • There is lift access to the library on the first floor of the Institute.
  • Toilets are on the basement floor of the Institute and can also be reached by lift.
  • A number of access aids are available for library users. Please see the notice at library reception or ask for details. Further suggestions are welcome.