Leeds Library and Information Service

Central Library
Address:
Central Library,
Municipal Buildings,
Calverley Street,
Leeds LS1 3AB.

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Description:

The Local Studies library houses a large photographic collection and also has the largest collection of books, maps, directories, journals and pamphlets on Leeds and West Yorkshire in the region, for use in the library. 


Information is available on researching your family tree.

 

The Art Library is one of the few specialist art libraries open to the public in Yorkshire.



Contact Details:
Local and Family History Library 0113 378 6982    

Learning Programmes:
Family History workshops.


Specialisms:
Photographs, local studies, family history, maps, playbills, patents, business information, art and music collections, expert staff.

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