Over the last few months the Leeds Library has increased and improved the range of online and other remote services it now offers to Members. If you need help using these services our video How-To Guides will help you.


Catalogue: access to around 140,000 titles including books, over 60 magazines, daily newspapers, audio books CDs and DVDs.

An eBooks Library.

PressReader service with more than 7,000 newspapers and journals. Contact the Library Services team for access details.

Drama Online and the collections of the National Theatre, The Globe Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and LA Theatre Works.

To access Drama Online please follow the following instructions:
1. Go to the www.dramaonlinelibrary.com website.
2. Click on the login button at the top of the screen.

3.Scroll down to the Library Card Number box (ignore the Username/ Password boxes) and type in TheLeedsLibraryxxxx.  Where the xxxx is shown here, replace it with your 4 digit membership number, ignore any “A” letters. Membership numbers with less than 4 digits need to have a zero or zeros in front of them to make them up to 4 digits. For example: 12 needs to be 0012, 123 needs to be 0123 but 1234 is fine.  This access is unique to your membership and cannot be used by anyone else.

4.When you have accessed the Leeds Library sponsored page, clicking on the Video link will provide access to the theatre performances, whilst clicking on Audio will give access to the LA Theatre works plays.

Digital Academy Courses with The Idler: access a range of online learning courses courtesy of the Idler. Please click on the link to register:


To help you register for the service, click on the link to watch a simple tutorial that has been produced for the benefit of Library Members:

Other Remote Services

A postal loans service.

Click and collect service.

Please contact the Library first before arriving so we can make sure that your items are ready to collect from the entrance foyer. You may also return books to the crate in the foyer.

We are unable to process any book requests at the time of your visit so please contact us in advance with any requests, either by reserving through the catalogue or by email or phone. We will need 48 hours’ notice in order to retrieve items for you and get them ready to collect.

We have found that sometimes we have had requests for items which turn out to be on loan, if this happens we will contact you and ask if there is an alternative title you would like instead or perhaps we could recommend books for you based on your borrowing record if you are stuck for ideas.



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