Leeds Library and Information Services

Last updated 30th March 2009 
Name of library Leeds Library and Information Services 
Address Central Library, Calverley St, Leeds. LS1 3AB 
Telephone  0113 2478282
Fax  0113 3951833
E-mail  businessandresearch@leedslearning.net
Website  http://www.leeds.gov.uk
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Simon Ellen,  Information Librarian
Purpose & main user community of the library (1) Porton Collection / Judaica (2) Reference Stock and Central Library 
Terms of access Walk in to Main Library but ID and proof of address for Porton Collection 
Opening hours M-W 09.00-20.00; Th 09.30-17.00; F 09.00-17.00; Sa 10.00-17.00; Su 13.00-17.00 
Disabled access  Reference library on 2nd floor; Porton Collection on 3rd floor but lift and level access work satisfactorily
Lending to other libraries & visitors  Yes, via British Library only. Porton Collection is partly reference only. We lend to non-members on payment of deposit.
Number of volumes 3,500 
Periodicals – Back Issues
Current Periodicals
Other materials Some microfilm (periodicals), pamphlets 
Volumes added per year 50 
Coverage (1) PORTON – Judaica, Jewish religion and culture; material in Hebrew and Yiddish; local importance of Jewish community (2) General public library theology and religious section. 
Special Collections As above. Our general theology holdings are good by public library standards.
Manuscripts  
Research resource  Judaism
Catalogue Type  computer
URL of catalogue  http://librarycatalogue.leedslearning.net/TalisPrism
Other facilities Photocopying, PCs, scanning, online access, microfilming by prior arrangement – need for ID and proof of address 
Full Time Staff  5
Part Time Staff  6
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library As a public library we are open to all sections of the community; however the Porton Collection is in a non-public area and is available only through the Information Centre of the Central Library.