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Heritage online

Access information and resources on the heritage of Leeds

Leodis photographic archive
 - bring the past to life and search over 60,000 images of Leeds from our library collections and those of our partners.

  • Share your memories online by adding a comment to a photograph. 40,000 comments have been added so far.
  • Take a guided tour of old Leeds.
  • Set up your own online album.
  • Buy images or copies of photographs. See 'Documents' for more information. 
Take a look at our new Leodis Collections interface which brings together images on specific topics and uses open source maps to highlight their location.

Leeds Playbills enables you to search 5000 playbills online. Created from our playbill collections, it provides a unique insight into theatre life in Leeds between 1781 and the 1990s.

Discovering Leeds - find out more about old Leeds with information on various topics such as industrial Leeds, the markets and the Headrow.

Leeds Local Indexes consist of indexes to articles from newspapers and journals for Leeds and Yorkshire as well as indexes to some census information.  The articles are all available in the Local and Family History Library.

Secret Library
Follow Leeds Libraries heritage blog and find out more information on our collections and items of interest on Leeds heritage.

Heritage tours
Heritage Central library tours are available to book online where you can learn about the history of this wonderful Grade 2 listed building.

To view documents in PDF format you will require the free Download Adobe Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader

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