Designed by HT Hare. The building was extended in 1926 to accommodate a children’s section. The library closed in 1974 when a new Central Library was erected next door.
Awarded Grade II listing in 1974.
Current status: After being closed for 6 years while it was refurbished and converted, it opened as the town’s museum in 1981. Although a new museum was planned for 2013, as far as I know, it’s still in the Carnegie building. (2017)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant: £8,000
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 24th July 1906 by Sir Horace Brooks Marshall Kt.
Photo of library today:
no free-to-use image identified
Old photo of library (postcard):