Leeds Central Library

Leeds Central Library
Calverley Street
West Yorkshire




Enquiry Express Service



Central Lending Counter

0113 2478270

Art Library

0113 2478247

Music Library

0113 2478273

Local Studies and Family History Library

0113 2478290

Information Centre

0113 2478282

Enquiry Express

0113 2476016

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Based on the junction of Calverley Street and the Headrow in the centre of Leeds, the Central Library includes a comprehensive and specialist Information Centre, Art and Music Libraries, Local and Family History Collections among others.

The library has rooms for quiet study, computer and Internet access and has a varied programme of art exhibitions and events.

The Central Library also provides a varied and wide-ranging programme of adult learning sessions and regular activities and events for community groups, children, families and the general public.

The Arts Space on the 1stfloor has a regular programme of exhibitions and visual art displays.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Monday - Wed 9:00 - 8:00
Thurs, Fri 9:00 - 5:00
Sat 10:00 - 5:00
Sun 1:00 - 5:00

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
VAD nurses and patients at Gledhow Hall hospital

Aspects and Images of Leeds during the Great War

  • 28 July — 28 September 2014 *on now

Exhibition featuring material from the collections of Leeds Library and Information Service including images of Barnbow, National Ordnance factories and general views of the city. Central to the exhibition will be the 'Digital Scrapbook', an Arts Council funded project focusing on a scrapbook compiled during the war by the Matron of Gledhow Hall.

Suitable for

  • Any age