You don’t have to be a member to use the Library as a researcher. Simply get the establishment you are researching/studying at to send us confirmation of what you are researching and contact us to make an appointment. Before your appointment please submit to us a completed visitor record sheet so we can prepare items that you wish to consult. Please read and sign a copy of the Guide to use by Researchers‘ below and bring it with you on your first visit along with two forms of ID confirming your address (e.g. a recent bill) and a photo (e.g. passport or photo driving licence).

Events at The Leeds Library

Yorkshire Foundation Cricket Archive - Brian Close Collection

Tuesday 29th May,
12:30 to 13:30

A talk about the recently purchased archive of Yorkshire and England Cricketer Brian Close, by Leeds Library member Brian Sanderson. This is a FREE event. more...

Charlotte Brontë in Brussels

Thursday 7th June,
19:30 to 21:30

Headingley LitFest An ‘In Between the Lines’ event Charlotte Brontë in Brussels Helen MacEwan will give an illustrated talk on her recent publication Through Belgian Eyes: Charlotte Brontë’s more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (RW2018)

Saturday 9th June,
13:15 to 16:00

PLEASE NOTE - CHANGE OF DATE!! Members' Film Club: The W&H Season Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

Tour of the Leeds Library

Wednesday 13th June,
10:30 to 11:30

Visit the historic Leeds Library. The oldest surviving library of its kind in the UK. All welcome but booking essential. more...