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Central lending library

Address:

Calverley Street
Leeds
LS1 3AB

Tel: 0113 378 5005

Email: libraryenquiries@leeds.gov.uk

Local transport information:

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

Parking: NCP Parking nearby

Access:

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.

  • Monday
    9am to 7pm 
  • Tuesday
    9am to 7pm 
  • Wednesday
    9am to 7pm 
  • Thursday
    9am to 6pm 
  • Friday
    9am to 5pm 
  • Saturday
    10am to 5pm 
  • Sunday
    11am to 3pm 
  • Internet access

  • Meeting rooms

  • Printing, Photocopying and Scanning

  • Study space

  • Readers' group

  • Storytime

  • Boardmaker

  • Book tokens for sale

  • Credit card payments

  • Electoral registers - local

  • Leeds Card registration

  • Homework collection

  • Music CDs

  • Newspapers

  • Story tapes for children

  • Talking books

  • Theatre bookings

The Central lending library is located on the ground floor of the Central library.

  • Free book lending service for adults and children - fiction, non-fiction, large print, storytapes for children, talking books, world and other language books
  • Free computer access for adults and children with Microsoft office

Variation in our standard opening hours - where these occur due to bank holidays etc, these will be shown in the 'Documents' tab.

The Central library provides access to

  • Assistive technology
  • Community information
  • Council papers and planning applications (online)
  • Drama  collection
  • Employment and training advice
  • Events and activities for adult and children
  • Free internet access
  • Intellectual property
  • Learning sessions
  • Leeds Tapestry - 16 panels of extraordinary work of art about the history of the city.
  • Newspapers and journals
  • Online resources
  • Photocopiers
  • Printing - black and white, colour
  • Quiet study area
  • Readers' group and writers' group
  • Request service
  • Special collections
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