Welcome to the Leeds Library’s 360° Virtual Tour.

Founded in 1768, The Leeds Library is Leeds’s oldest cultural institution and the oldest propriety subscription library of its kind in the British Isles. With over 250 years of history and heritage housed within the walls of its Grade II* Listed Georgian building in the heart of Leeds, a visit in person is sure to take your breath away. We have created this fully annotated 360° tour to give those who are unable to visit in person the full experience, and to give those who regularly visit an insight into the rich history that makes The Leeds Library one of Leeds’ best loved cultural institutions.


You can also access all the information contained in the tour in booklet form below:





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Tour of the Leeds Library

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Step inside The Leeds Library for a tour of our beautiful Grade II* Listed Building and its breath-taking collection

Speaking to the Shelves: Creative Writing Workshop with Yvonne Battle-Felton

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Leeds Library continues its Speaking to the Shelves programme with a new series of creative writing sessions available at the library or online.

Leeds Library Members’ Spring Celebration

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A celebratory event for members of The Leeds Library, including afternoon tea, games and more. You are cordially invited... To coincide with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, The Leeds Library is inviting members to a special Spring celebration event at the Library on Wednesday 1st June, 3-5pm. Tickets are £10 each and will include an afternoon tea with sandwiches and locally made scones, tea & coffee, and a glass of Prosecco or Pimms. There will also be a quiz and…

Zine workshop with Claire O’Brien

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join illustrator and zinester Claire O'Brien in a fun and informal introduction to zine making. Pay how you feel event.

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