The library opened in 1906 and contained the living quarters for the librarian. The design also incorporated a lecture room for educational purposes. The library was re-modelled and re-furnished in 1932 (details and photos in the web link below).
Its use as a library was discontinued in 1990s when a new community library was opened in the shopping centre up the hill. ‘Carnegie House’ is now a series of flats. The florally embellished ‘Free Library’ lettering high up on the corner is still clearly seen.
Current status: Residential (2017)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant: £3000
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 25 June 1906 by Sir William Holland MP
Photo of library today (2005):
Old photo of library (postcard):
- Website: Swinton heritage society