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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: Leeds Library and Information Services

Address: Central Library, Calverley St, Leeds. LS1 3AB

Town: Leeds

Telephone: 0113 2478282

Fax: 0113 3951833

E-mail: businessandresearch@leedslearning.net

Website: http://www.leeds.gov.uk

Alternative names


Simon Ellen

Job Title

Information Librarian

Purpose and 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


Yes, via British Library only. Porton Collection is partly reference only. We lend to non-members on payment of deposit.



Periodicals - Back Issues

Current Periodicals


  Some microfilm (periodicals), pamphlets

Volumes added per year


(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.


Research resource


Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue

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


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.

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