We set up a postal loans service for Members when we went into lockdown, and we are continuing to run this service for the foreseeable future.

This allows you to have up to 10 items (books, DVDs, magazines, talking books) delivered to your door by the Royal Mail. There is a small charge to cover the costs of packaging and postage only – we are not running this service to generate income for the Library, but rather to provide continuity of service to our Members.

These are the charges:

£3.00 for up to 3 items to be posted to you

£6.00 for between 4 and 10 items to be posted to you

This is how to request a postal loan:


Email counter@theleedslibrary.org.uk with your list of requests.

Instructions on how to log on and make a request can be found on the Search the catalogue page on the website.

N.B. Some items may be on loan, reserved for another Member or offsite, but we will inform you if this is the case to allow you to select another item.

  • 2. Once you have selected the items you would like, please make your payment by clicking on the red DONATE button at the top right hand corner of the website home page and using a bank or charge card, adding a note identifying your membership number and name.
  • 3. Your parcel will be sent to you as soon as possible by 2nd class post.
  • 4. Items may be returned by post or dropped off using the designated Book Return point behind the main door in the Library entranceway. Anyone can return loaned items on your behalf – they do not have to be a Member. Please let us know if you will have a problem returning items to us.

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