Leeds Central Library

  Calverley Street      +44 113 378 5005     more than a year ago
Overlooking the fact we had an iPod stolen from here about a decade ago (we’ll find you, somehow, someway), the central library in Leeds remains one of the city’s most impressive buildings. Opened in 1884, this celebration of Yorkshire stone is gorgeous enough from the outside, but stroll inside and you’ll find a veritable labyrinth of aesthetic splendour and books, books, books. The Tiled Hall cafe is one of the most pleasant coffee spots in town, and the Central Lending Library is one of those ‘must be seen to be believed’ sorts of places. The north of England really is blessed when it comes to libraries.


Mon, Tue, Wed 09:00 - 19:00, Thu 09:00 - 18:00, Fri 09:00 - 17:00, Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 11:00 - 15:00.


Connect via social media
google sign in button
Leave a comment using your email This e-mail address is not valid
Please enter your name*

Please share your location

Enter your message*
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. AGREE