The Leeds Library is one of Leeds’ best kept secrets.  Membership brings with it benefits including:

  • Access to over 150,000 titles spanning 500 years
  • All daily broadsheets and over 60 magazines
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Generous borrowing limits
  • No fines
  • A library that will buy upon your recommendations
  • A relaxing oasis in the middle of the city
  • A perfect location to study, write or research
  • A great personal service from friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Members only coffee corner, events, activities and clubs
  • Bi-monthly newsletter

If you are interested in joining you need to complete an application form, provide relevant 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 on our website or call into the library.


Events at The Leeds Library

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (AOAM2018)

Saturday 7th April,
13:15 to 16:30

Members' Film Club: The “I fought the law…” Crime Season Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

The Leeds Library, The Through the Pages Anniversary Monthly Film Series (IHON)

Monday 9th April,
18:15 to 20:00

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 libr more...

Chelping @ The Leeds Library

Wednesday 11th April,
19:30 to 22:00

Launch of the Leeds Library's monthly spoken word night, hosted by Matt Abbott and presenting award winning Joelle Taylor, supported by Genevieve Walsh. Doors open 7pm. Joelle Taylor Joelle Taylor is more...

Tour of the Leeds Library

Wednesday 18th April,
10:30 to 11:30

Visit the historic Leeds Library. The oldest surviving library of its kind in the UK. All welcome but booking essential. more...