The Leeds Library welcomes visitors but we do ask that you make an appointment.

A good way to sample the library is to attend our public events or attend a tour. We hold tours on the first Saturday and the middle Wednesday of the month.  Please check our events page for dates and to book a place on any of the tours or events. If you want to book a group tour we can accommodate groups of up to 15 people.  Charges apply.  Please see the event booking form for details.

We also open to the public on Thursday evenings between 5pm and 7pm.

Small bags may be brought into the library.  Large bags can be secured in the lockers in the ground floor entrance foyer.

If you would like to use the Leeds Library as a researchers please make an appointment at least 48 hours in advance to consult a particular item. Please see our Research page for more information.

 

 


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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...