The Leeds Library A proprietary subscription library founded in 1768 with Joseph Priestley as Secretary. Since 1808 it has occupied these purpose-built premises designed by Thomas Johnson. The first-floor reading room and Thomas Ambler's 'New Room' extension are amongst the architectural wonders of Leeds.

Photo of Thomas Johnson, Thomas Ambler, Joseph Priestley, and Library, Leeds blue plaque
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Photo of Thomas Johnson, Thomas Ambler, Joseph Priestley, and Library, Leeds blue plaque
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Photo of Thomas Johnson, Thomas Ambler, Joseph Priestley, and Library, Leeds blue plaque
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Photo of Thomas Johnson, Thomas Ambler, Joseph Priestley, and Library, Leeds blue plaque
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Photo of Thomas Johnson, Thomas Ambler, Joseph Priestley, and Library, Leeds blue plaque
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Photo of Thomas Johnson, Thomas Ambler, Joseph Priestley, and Library, Leeds blue plaque
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Photo of Thomas Johnson, Thomas Ambler, Joseph Priestley, and Library, Leeds blue plaque
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Photo of Thomas Johnson, Thomas Ambler, Joseph Priestley, and Library, Leeds blue plaque
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