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Central library

Municipal Buildings
Calverley Street
Leeds
LS1 3AB.

Enquiries  0113 247 6016, meeting room hire 0113 247 8911.
enquiry.express@leeds.gov.uk

Opening times
Monday          09.00 - 20.00
Tuesday         09.00 - 20.00
Wednesday    09.00 - 20.00
Thursday        09.00 - 17.00
Friday            09.00 - 17.00
Saturday        10.00 - 17.00
Sunday          13.00 - 17.00

The Central library includes specialist departments to assist with enquiries and research, Art library, Central Lending, Music and Performing arts, Information and research library, Business & IP Centre, Leeds and Local and Family History. More information about these services can be found in the 'Related Pages' section.

Services and facilities in 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
  • 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 - details in documents.
  • Online resources
  • Photocopiers
  • Printing - black and white, colour
  • Quiet study area
  • Readers' group and writers' group
  • Request service
  • Special collections
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