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.

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








Our Next Event is...
Tuesday 3rd March 12.30 for 12.45 Jewish Book Week: Painting the town Silver. The life and times of Leslie Silver OBE. A talk by John Fisher.Click here for more information. Please contact us to book a place.
Wednesday 4th March 12.30 for 12.45 Jewish Book Week : From the Leylands to Leeds 17.A talk about the Jewish Community of Leeds by authors Diane Saunders and Philippa Lester. Click here for more information. Please contact us to book a place.




Opening hours from 12th January
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 09.00-17.00
Tuesday 09.00-18.00
Thursday 09.00-19.00
Saturday 09.30-13.00





Annual Report

Annual Report 2013 part 1

Annual Report 2013 part 2 - Legal and Financial Information





To view BBC Look North's film of The Leeds Library click here. leeds library still