About us

Our archival and special collections are held by the University Library, situated on the City and Headingley Campuses.

The archives collect, describe and preserve material of special interest for future generations whilst seeking to promote knowledge of and access to this rich heritage for educational, professional and research purposes.

The Archive at Leeds Beckett University provides a repository for the historical archives of the University and its predecessor colleges and institutions, and other collections deemed to have significance to the University.

The Special Collections comprise several unique collections with thematic links in the fields of Architecture, Art and Design, Social History and Sport and Exercise. These collections are being actively developed through partnership with national and international cultural and professional bodies.

The Archive and Special Collections strives to promote and provide access to this heritage to all students, staff, alumni and visitors, thereby enriching their University experience.