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

The Leeds Library, The Through the Pages Anniversary Monthly Film Series

Saturday 27th January,
13:30 to 16:00

The Leeds Library celebrates its 250th anniversary this year, and each month, we will show a film around the themed monthly exhibitions on display in our foyer. Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (M2018)

Saturday 3rd February,
13:15 to 15:45

Members' Film Club: The Femme Fatales and the Underdogs Season Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

Found Fiction Launch

Thursday 8th February,
19:00 to 22:30

Found Fiction Launch The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds As part of its 250th Anniversary celebrations, The Leeds Library will be hosting the launch night of #foundfiction - a guerrilla pu more...

The Leeds Library Treasure Book Adventure Quest

Monday 12th February,
10:00 to 01:00

The Leeds Library Treasure Book Adventure Quest The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds A drop in activity. Walk around The Leeds Library, which celebrates its 250th Anniversary in 2018 and fi more...