About Leeds Central Library
The Central library includes specialist departments to assist with enquiries and research, Art library, Central Lending, Music and Performing arts, Information and research library, Business & IP Centre, Leeds and Local and Family History. More information about these services can be found in the ‘Related Pages’ section.
Services and facilities in the Central Library
- Free book lending service for adults and children – fiction, non-fiction, large print, storytapes for children, talking books, world and other language books
- Free computer access for adults and children with Microsoft office
- Assistive technology
- Community information
- Council papers and planning applications (online)
- Drama collection
- Employment and training advice
- Events and activities for adult and children
- Free internet access
- Intellectual property
- Learning sessions
- Leeds Tapestry – 16 panels of extraordinary work of art about the history of the city.
- Newspapers and journals – details in documents.
- Online resources
- Printing – black and white, colour
- Quiet study area
- Readers’ group and writers’ group
- Request service
- Special collections