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

Chelping @ The Carriageworks Theatre

Wednesday 14th November,
19:30 to 21:30

CHELPING @ THE CARRIAGEWORKS THEATRE, WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER. Doors 7.00pm. Start 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. For one night only, Wednesday 14th November, Chelping is coming to you from the bar in the Carria more...

The Things We Wouldn't Otherwise Find

Wednesday 14th November,
19:30 to 22:00

The Things We Wouldn't Otherwise Find,  Tuesday 6 - Saturday 17 November. Just a few tickets left for some performances. Please book using the individual day ticket links. Sales on this link have bee more...

The Things We Wouldn't Otherwise Find - Saturday 17th November

Saturday 17th November,
19:30 to 20:30

The Things We Wouldn't Otherwise Find, Saturday 17th November. Just 8 tickets left! Doors open at 7pm, performance starts at 7.30pm for 50 mins. ‘I LIKE HOW BOOKS SMELL AND FEEL. I LIKE THE WEIGHT O more...

Joanne Harris in conversation

Tuesday 20th November,
19:00 to 21:00

We are delighted to welcome best-selling author Joanne Harris to the Leeds Library. She will be in conversation with Leeds writer and poet James Nash. Joanne will talk about her new novel,The Blue Sal more...