In 2018 we will be celebrating our 250th Anniversary.  As the oldest Membership Subscription Library in the country we aim to celebrate and mark this milestone for the Leeds Library with a programme of exhibitions, displays, talks, performances and writing throughout the year.  We will be opening up our collections so that Members and non members alike can come into contact with our rich treasure trove of literature gems and develop an understanding and appreciation as to how the Library is part not just of the history of Leeds but also has a role to play in its future.

We are talking to a number of arts, heritage and cultural organisations about working with us on different aspects of the programme along with writers, poets and performers.  It is hoped that the programme will enable access to the Library, its collection and its unique spirit like never before.

Over the coming month more details on the programme to mark the Anniversary will be detailed on this page along with a full events programme so please check this page out on a regular basis so that you can be kept up to date on our exciting plans for the programme of events.

Events at The Leeds Library

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (AOAM2018)

Saturday 7th April,
13:15 to 16:30

Members' Film Club: The “I fought the law…” Crime Season Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

The Leeds Library, The Through the Pages Anniversary Monthly Film Series (IHON)

Monday 9th April,
18:15 to 20:00

The Leeds Library celebrates its 250th anniversary this year, and each month, we will show a film around the themed monthly exhibitions on display in our foyer. Details are only available in the libr more...

Chelping @ The Leeds Library

Wednesday 11th April,
19:30 to 22:00

Launch of the Leeds Library's monthly spoken word night, hosted by Matt Abbott and presenting award winning Joelle Taylor, supported by Genevieve Walsh. Doors open 7pm. Joelle Taylor Joelle Taylor is more...

Tour of the Leeds Library

Wednesday 18th April,
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...