Garston library

Brief description

Designed by the  Corporation Surveyor, Thomas Shelmerdine (who also designed Kensington and Toxteth libraries), in a style described as “Vernacular Revival style with strong Arts & Crafts influences.” The land for Garston Library was bought by Liverpool Corporation and the building work was carried out by Messrs Brown & Backhouse.

Awarded Grade II listing in 2012

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Liverpool city council (2017)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £8183
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 26 May 1909 by Councillor F J Leslie, Chairman of the Library, Museum & Arts Committee

Photo of library today (2017):




Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet


Yes, in June 2017, on a visit to Liverpool which also took in Sefton Park, Kensington library, and Central library.

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