Welcome to The Leeds Library

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register 1The Leeds Library began life modestly in 1768 above a bookseller’s shop. Today the library is a charity and has a wonderful collection of books and periodicals housed in a fine two hundred year-old building.

Enter our website and discover more about us, our history and our activities


The original list of members from c.1768. Note that Joseph Priestley's name has been crossed out next to share number 10.


Our Autumn/Winter events programme is now complete! For dates and to book a place please see our events page!



We are open:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 09.00 - 17.00
09.00-18.00 Thursday: 09.00-19.00
Saturday: 09:30-13:00

Any Bank Holiday/extra closures will be advertised on this site and in The Dial.