Leeds Central Library

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
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Leeds’ main municipal library, housed in a Grade II-listed late 19th-century building on Headrow, next to Leeds Art Gallery (which you can access via the rather lovely Tiled Hall Cafe).

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Opening Hours

  • Monday9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday11:00am - 3:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on at Leeds Central Library

What's on near Leeds Central Library

Look After Your Knees at Leeds Playhouse
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Look After Your Knees at Leeds Playhouse

Natalie Bellingham’s new show, tackling the pain and beauty of growing older, will preview at Leeds Playhouse ahead of its month-long run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

from £1.00

Where to go near Leeds Central Library

Leeds City Museum
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Leeds City Museum

Featuring a man-eating tiger, interactive exhibits spanning 540 million years of discovery, and displays dedicated to telling the story of Leeds from prehistory to the modern day.

Carriageworks Theatre Leeds
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Carriageworks Theatre

Leeds’ Carriageworks Theatre prides itself on showcasing work by local artists as well as being a family-friendly performance venue in the city centre.

A Nation of Shopkeepers
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Restaurant
A Nation Of Shopkeepers

Situated in the heart of Leeds, A Nation of Shopkeepers is a laid back bar, restaurant and events venue boasting a stunning, fully-contained outside courtyard.

Henry Moore Institute
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Gallery
The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

The Henry Moore Institute boasts one of Britain’s strongest public collections of sculpture, and ‘makes a significant impact on the future of art history’.

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Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall is one of the largest town halls in the United Kingdom. It is a Grade 1 listed building used for concerts, weddings and commercial events.

Tribeca City Cafe
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Tribeca City Cafe

Tribeca City Cafe is a cheerful basement café with a smart line in locally-sourced produce, tucked away on Park Square in Leeds. Perfect for those looking escape the busy streets with a hot drink.

Cinema
Vue Leeds The Light

Vue Leeds The Light is a massive 14 screen multiplex located in the city centre.

Fettle Cafe Leeds
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Fettle Cafe

Fettle Cafe is a forward-thinking café on Great George Street, near Leeds General Infirmary. Its main attractions are the great coffee and its fresh, locally-sourced food.

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Gaucho Leeds

High-end Argentine restaurant with a focus on steaks, glamour and wine.

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