The Leeds Library was opened in 1768 and moved to its current home on Commercial Street in 1808.  It is a stunning grade II listed building and  provides a unique setting for meetings, workshops, talks, events and larger gatherings.

Outside of our core opening hours the Library has up to 4 rooms available for events, ranging from the intimate splendour of the Old Librarian’s Office which is perfect for meetings up to 8 people, to the ornate New Room with its stunning architecture and which is able to host talks, concerts, and weddings for up to 80 people.

Other rooms available include the Main Room which provides the perfect backdrop and setting to receive guests prior to using the New Room and the Reading Room which can host gatherings for up to 20 people and provide added space for any functions in the New Room including a space for refreshments and catering.

We are able to accommodate a number of different room set-ups and are happy to talk through with you about your catering and technical requirements.

So if you’re looking for a quirky and unique space with which to host an event or meeting please complete the booking form which details our hire costs and gives you opportunities to detail your specific requirements.

Please email or post the completed form below to us and if you have any queries please call the Library on 0113 245 3071.

Event Booking Form

Events at The Leeds Library

Headingley LitFest 'Between the Lines' Event: A Rehearsal of the Life and Death of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex

Thursday 27th September,
19:30 to 21:00

A Headingley LitFest ‘Between the Lines’ event Merry Melancholy presents the play: A Rehearsal of the Life and Death of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex Tudor song and drama with Jenny Hill a more...

Thoresby Society -The Country is against us: Leeds and the introduction of Dialysis in Britain

Monday 1st October,
18:30 to 20:00

The Country is against us: Leeds and the introduction  of Dialysis in Britain. Dr John Turney shows how Leeds led the way in this important field of medicine.This is a FREE event more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (FS2018)

Saturday 6th October,
13:15 to 16:00

Members' Film Club: The Anti-war War Season  Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

Frankenstein at The Leeds Library

Tuesday 9th October,
17:15 to 18:00

For 3 days only, from Tuesday 9 Oct  - Thursday 11 Oct , the Leeds Library presents a unique immersive experience based on the story of Frankenstein. Rediscover this iconic novel through the voices more...