Built in 1905 – the architect was Wakeford and Son, the builders were Holliday and Greenwood.
The building was awarded Grade II listing in 1981.
Current status: The future of the library is uncertain. It was closed by Lambeth Council in 2016 – an act which caused great controversy and resulted in many local people occupying the library for over a week. The council have announced their intention to hand over the building to be turned into a health living centre, but exact plans are currently unknown (July 2016)
- Year grant given (if known): application made directly to Carnegie in 1902
- Amount of grant: £12,500
- Year opened (and by who – if known): completed in 1905 and opened to the public on 9 July 1906
Photo of library today:
Bronze plaque in the entrance hall
Old photo of library (postcard):
I’ve visited several times – once to take photos of the outside, and again, when the library took part in the Lambeth Fun Palaces event in 2015.