School of Earth and Environment

Kennedy Library

Staff talking to students in Kennedy Library


The Kennedy Library is located in 10.140, Earth and Environment Building, University of Leeds. It provides working space for students and houses an extensive geological map collection. It is named for Professor WQ Kennedy, a past professor in the Department of Geology, who undertook geological research in Africa. Professor Kennedy’s collection formed the core of the library when it was set up in the mid-1960s.

Services Offered

We provide access to the following range of services:

  • The library is open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • We house a collection of approximately 11000 geological maps and associated literature.
  • We hold PhD theses for the School of Earth and Environment (and all former constituent Schools) dating back to the 1950s.
  • We have a small collection of key text books.

If you are not a member of the School of Earth and Environment and wish to visit the library to use the map collection, please contact the librarian first as not all materials are available immediately.

Further Information

  • Contact: Mrs Clare Gordon (Librarian/Teaching Fellow/Faculty Web Programmer)
  • Email: c.e.gordon(at)  
  • Telephone: +44(0)113 343 5210