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Family History for beginners

a black and white picture of the Central Library reference room

2:30pm - 4:00pm on the last Wednesday of every month between 30 September 2015 and 25 November 2015.

Thinking about tracing your family tree but not sure where to begin?


​Why not come along to one of our free beginner workshops for help and advice to get you started.​​

Price:   Free

Contact details:   To book a place, please contact Local and Family History on 0113 247 8290 or email LocalandFamilyHistory@leeds.gov.uk

Additional information:  

Central library 

Calverley Street

t.   0113 247 6016


Local library. See the libraries pages for more information.


Internet access
Meeting rooms
Photocopier - black and white
Study space


There is on street parking only, and access is dependent on where the vehicle is parked.  The surface is mainly concrete and paving slabs with curbs in various conditions. There is the possibility of crossing busy roads via pelican crossings. There are several access points: 1) Victoria Gardens basement level access via either eight steps or ramp. There is also level access via the Galley Shop/Brew Bar. Lift access to all floors. 2) Access via Art Gallery up a number of stairs or ramp through automatic doors. These are automatic doors to the Art Gallery; Access to the library is through the Tiled Hall Café. Access to other areas via lift. 3) Calverley street entrance up a number of stairs and through a heavy double door. Access to other floors via lift. Accessible toilets are located in the basement area or in the Art Gallery and there is a Changing Places facility in the Gallery Shop. The building has four floors, ground level to third. All public library areas have low level counters and portable Induction loop is available if required. Large keyboards, mouse, trackball, screen magnifier, Global Writer and Boardmaker are also available.

Public transport  

The library is on the local bus routes. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676


NCP Parking nearby

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