The Leeds Library – Privacy and cookies


To make our website simpler and easier to use we sometimes use small data files called cookies. These data files aren’t there to identify you, but just to make the website work better for you. Most websites use cookies.

These are the ways we use cookies:

Online order form

We use cookies to remember the information you have typed in as you move from page to page in the process of entering data into the online order form. These cookies are removed once you have closed down your browser.

In logging in to the online catalogue:

We use cookies to remember that you have logged in to the online catalogue so that you don’t need to be asked again for your login details. These cookies are removed once you close down your browser.

In measuring how people use the website:

In common with many other websites we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This information helps us in better understanding what sort of information we should put on our website. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address), just the IP (Internet Protocol) number of your computer, so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

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_utmb – randomly generated number –  30 minutes

_utmc – randomly generated number  –  when you close your browser

_utmx  –  randomly generated number –  2 years

_utmxx  –  randomly generated number  – 2 years

_utmz  –  randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)  –  6 months

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your computer you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this may make some aspects of our website, and other websites, harder to use and in some cases may mean you are unable to use certain sections.  For more information about Google Analytics visit the Google Analytics website.


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...