“To enter The Leeds Library is to reconnect to my home city, and to revel in the experience of being surrounded by the world of books.” Caryl Phillips, author and patron of The Leeds Library.

Become a Leeds Library Member and enjoy one of Leeds’ cultural gems throughout the year. Benefits include:

  • Access to around 140,000 titles including books, magazines, audio books and DVDs
  • All daily newspapers and over 60 magazines
  • Member driven collections, acquired through our expert selections and your requests
  • Generous borrowing limits
  • No fines
  • A reservation service
  • A great personal service from friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the Library
  • A perfect location to study, write or research
  • Access to an architecturally beautiful Georgian building, rich in history
  • A wide events programme with entry at reduced rates and access to members only events, including our Film Club.
  • Regular email updates and a newsletter
  • A dedicated Membership Administrator, Jen Fox
  • Coffee corner to enjoy refreshments
  • A quiet haven from the bustling city

If you are interested in joining you need to complete an application form and payment and provide two forms of identification – something with your current address on such as a recent utility bill and something with your signature on such as a bank card.

You can join online or call in to the Library in person. We look forward to welcoming you.



Events at The Leeds Library

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Chelping @ The Leeds Library

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our May Chelping will feature sets from Toby Campion and Louise Fazackerley, plus open mic slots. Tickets are £6.

Bob McBurney. Book Launch – Nearly 79. Laughter and Loss

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bob McBurney celebrates a maverick life with the publication of his memoir 'Nearly 79. Laughter and Loss'. Bob will be interviewed by writer James Nash. This is a free event.

Tour of The Leeds Library

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Visit the historic Leeds Library. The oldest surviving library of its kind in the UK. All welcome but booking essential. If your group is larger than 6 people please contact the library in advance. Charges may apply.

The Leeds Library Members’ Film Club (RB2019)

June 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Members' Film Club: The “I didnt know you scared” Season Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY!

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