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

Headingley LitFest 'Between the Lines' Event: A Rehearsal of the Life and Death of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex

Thursday 27th September,
19:30 to 21:00

A Headingley LitFest ‘Between the Lines’ event Merry Melancholy presents the play: A Rehearsal of the Life and Death of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex Tudor song and drama with Jenny Hill a more...

Thoresby Society -The Country is against us: Leeds and the introduction of Dialysis in Britain

Monday 1st October,
18:30 to 20:00

The Country is against us: Leeds and the introduction  of Dialysis in Britain. Dr John Turney shows how Leeds led the way in this important field of medicine.This is a FREE event more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (FS2018)

Saturday 6th October,
13:15 to 16:00

Members' Film Club: The Anti-war War Season  Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

Frankenstein at The Leeds Library

Tuesday 9th October,
17:15 to 18:00

For 3 days only, from Tuesday 9 Oct  - Thursday 11 Oct , the Leeds Library presents a unique immersive experience based on the story of Frankenstein. Rediscover this iconic novel through the voices more...