Rushden library

Brief description

Opened in 1905, there was a substantial refurbishment and expansion in 1995. Backroom functions of the library were transferred to the neighbouring council building and an atrium was built, which provided both buildings with disabled access for the first time and allowed the library to expand considerably.

Current status: still a library [2016], now managed by Northamptonshire County council under its new LibraryPlus model, run by a CIC.

  • Year grant given (if known): 1902
  • Amount of grant: £2,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): Saturday 25 November 1905 by the Marquis of Northampton

Photo of library today (2011):

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Details:

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Old photo of library (postcard):

Not yet in my collection

Visited?

Seen from the outside only, as it was closed when we drove through Rushden in 2011

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