Springbourne library

Brief description

One of 4 built in Bournemouth with Carnegie funding – the second to be opened. The architects were Harry E Hawker and Victor Mitchell.

Current status: Still a public library, managed by Bournemouth borough council (2021)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: Total grant was £10,000 to build 4 libraries: Westbourne, Springbourne, Winton and Boscombe. Springbourne was allocated £2,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 27 March 1909, by Mayor G E Bridge

Photo of library in 2013:



Old photo of library (postcard):


We visited in 2013. Unfortunately it had just closed, so we couldn’t see inside, but there was a lovely garden next door.

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