Leeds Central Library: Partial Reopening

Leeds Central Library is now partially open with limited services available and temporary opening hours.

The ground floor can be accessed via the Victoria Gardens entrance and you may be asked to queue before entry. You can use the library to return books, to collect book orders or to browse the book shelves. There is limited access to computers and these must be booked in advance by calling Library Enquiries on 0113 378 5005.

Central Library is currently open 11am – 3pm, Monday – Saturday. There is no public access to any of the specialist departments.

For more information on Central Library reopening plans and the phased reopening of branch and community hub libraries, please click here.

Staff in our specialist, heritage departments can still access customer emails and voicemail messages: please contact us using the details below.

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Local and Family History

Tel: 0113 37 86982
Email: localandfamilyhistory@leeds.gov.uk

Information and Research

Tel: 0113 37 87018
Email: informationandresearch@leeds.gov.uk

Further contact details and information about Leeds Libraries during the Covid-19 outbreak can be found on our website and social media. Answers to many Frequently Asked Questions can be found on our sister blog, Leeds Reads