The Picture Library is an art lending scheme open to residents and businesses of Yorkshire. Based at Leeds Art Gallery we have hundreds of original works of art to choose from and borrow. Whether you’re into landscapes or abstracts, historic or contemporary art, crazy about Matisse or passionate about Moore, there is a work of art for everyone to enjoy at home.
Choosing and exchanging works of art couldn’t be easier. In addition to our special selection events where works of art from our collection are displayed ready for selection you can browse our illustrated catalogue in the Gallery shop, select your favourite work and take it away that same day. Better still, works of art can be exchanged almost every day of the year.
Before making a trip to the Gallery shop please check our website and opening times.
The Picture Library makes art part of everyday life. More than 500 works of art from our collection are currently in homes, offices and community centres across Yorkshire. In recent years we have collaborated with many organisations working with artists, poets, medics and teachers to foster an active interest in the visual arts, to improve wellbeing in hospitals and to inspire learning in classrooms across Leeds.
We are generously supported by Arts Council England who help cover some of our costs. The rest comes from people like you. Your membership fees and donations help fund our ongoing program supporting young and emerging artists.
Join The Picture Library and show your support for the arts.
Direct Debit is the easy and convenient way to pay for your Picture Library membership.
Choose one of the above membership plans to begin.