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

Yorkshire Foundation Cricket Archive - Brian Close Collection

Tuesday 29th May,
12:30 to 13:30

A talk about the recently purchased archive of Yorkshire and England Cricketer Brian Close, by Leeds Library member Brian Sanderson. This is a FREE event. more...

Charlotte Brontë in Brussels

Thursday 7th June,
19:30 to 21:30

Headingley LitFest An ‘In Between the Lines’ event Charlotte Brontë in Brussels Helen MacEwan will give an illustrated talk on her recent publication Through Belgian Eyes: Charlotte Brontë’s more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (RW2018)

Saturday 9th June,
13:15 to 16:00

PLEASE NOTE - CHANGE OF DATE!! Members' Film Club: The W&H Season Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

Tour of the Leeds Library

Wednesday 13th June,
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...