Announcing The Leeds Library’s Autumn Events Programme

September 3, 2018 8:05 am

In celebration of our 250th Anniversary we have a very special programme of events. We have already held a number of major events to mark this milestone, but the Autumn programme promises some real surprises. This daring programme will bring to the city some of the best Library specific events that have taken place in the UK over the last 18 months […]

Anniversary Exhibition, Through The Pages

August 26, 2018 12:34 pm

To mark our 250th Anniversary, the Leeds Library invites you to visit and explore a unique piece of Leeds’ cultural heritage, in our Through The Pages Exhibition. The Exhibition will take you on a journey around the magical rooms of the Library with displays presenting the story of how the Library was founded and has thrived […]

Trustee News

July 25, 2018 12:47 pm

At the AGM on 14 September it was confirmed that Michael Meadowcroft, Chris Webster and Bruce Buchan were re-elected as trustees. Fiona Gell was elected as a new trustee. Fiona is the Coordinator of the Leeds Big Bookend and Marketing Director of the Northern Short Story Festival. She is a professional Librarian with experience of […]

Anniversary Celebration Dinner. Friday 21 September at The Queens Hotel, Leeds

July 20, 2018 4:01 pm

Anniversary Celebration Dinner. Friday 21 September at The Queens Hotel, Leeds 2018 is our 250th year. We are celebrating this milestone anniversary with a celebration Dinner at the Queen’s Hotel on Friday 21 September. Our guest speaker is the renowned writer and poet, Ian McMillan. The tickets are priced at £50 a head and include not only a […]

Anniversary Book. Through The Pages : 250 Years of The Leeds Library

July 20, 2018 3:32 pm

Through The Pages : 250 Years of The Leeds Library As part of our 250th Anniversary we are producing a commemorative book that looks at how the country’s oldest subscription library of its type has grown and prospered since its beginnings in 1768. Not merely an historical curiosity, today it is thriving as never before, playing […]

Anniversary Conference. Books, Readers, and Reading: Celebrating 250 Years of the Leeds Library

July 20, 2018 3:20 pm

To celebrate the long and illustrious history of the Leeds Library, the Library, together with the three universities in Leeds, is hosting an international conference on the History of Books, Readers and Reading from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd September 2018. Everybody is welcome. Full details, ticket prices and booking information can be found here.

Join our team – Job vacancy for Membership Administrator

June 6, 2018 2:12 pm

We’re looking for a Membership Administrator to join our team.  The role will be involved in managing and expanding the membership and involves supporting the existing staff team, in particular, the Finance Officer, with a range of routine accounting and administrative tasks. The responsibilities will include: Maintaining a database of paying Library members. Signing up […]

Happy birthday to us!

January 12, 2018 4:55 pm

2018 is our 250th year and to celebrate we have various exhibitions, events, a celebration dinner and a conference planned for the year. Keep checking our events lists but in the meantime read this lovely article by Chris Nickson from the Big Bookend blog here.

The card catalogue has been integrated into our online catalogue!

August 11, 2017 3:35 pm

The card catalogue records have now been merged into our online catalogue.  This means that you can search for everything in one place. The records have ‘Card Catalogue’ as the medium, class mark and location.  To find out its class mark (the number that can usually be found on the spine of the book and tells […]

Booking on the Library’s events just got easier!

June 30, 2017 10:24 am

To book on one of the Library’s events, just visit our new look events page and you’ll be taken straight to the Eventbrite booking page.

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...