Loughborough library

Brief description

Built between 1903-5. Designed by Barrowcliff and Allcock of Loughborough. The entry on the listings register describes it as being in “an exuberant Baroque style”. It includes a linked former librarian’s house (which is in a vernacular revival style). It contains art nouveau style glass.

A large extension was added in the mid-1960s. In 2013, after various other council services moved in, it was renamed Loughborough community library and learning centre.

Awarded Grade II listing in 2007.

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Leicestershire County Council (2021)

  • Year grant given (if known): 1903
  • Amount of grant: £5,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known):  1905

Photo of library today (2011):


From Geograph: © Copyright Dave Bevis and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


Old photo of library (postcard):



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