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 (TOE2017)

Saturday 7th October,
13:45 to 15:45

PLEASE NOTE - LATER START TIME FOR THE FILM! Members' Film Club: The Film Noir Season Details are only available in the library. £3.00 for refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY!   more...

A Place called Home: David Oluwale's Leeds - An evening of poetry featuring Imtiaz Dharker and Glyn Maxwell with Caryl Phillips

Friday 13th October,
19:30 to 21:00

Award-winning playwright, author and essayist, Caryl Phillips, is performing as part of an event to remember David Oluwale. His 2007 book, Foreigners, features the life and brutal death of David Oluwa more...

'What do Historians Really Think about Biography? Thoughts from Spain'. A talk by Professor Adrian Shubert

Tuesday 17th October,
18:00 to 19:30

Biography is one of the most popular ways of writing about the past, but historians have long been ambivalent about the genre, often disqualifying it entirely. In this talk Professor Shubert will expl more...

Tour of the Leeds Library

Wednesday 18th October,
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...