Built during 1904-5. The architect was Ernest Robert Danford. When first built, the Free Library was managed by a committee of trustees, but in 1917 it was taken over by the Borough Council.
Superseded by a new library, which was opened in 1973.
Current status: Known as the Carnegie Centre, a base for various voluntary organisations in the town. (until 2019) Update: News article (linked below) mentions plans to turn it into a restaurant. “The venue will be restored to its original 1905 structure and then turned into a dining space.” (2020)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant: £2,000
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905
Photo of library in 2020:
Old photo of library (postcard):
- Article on the Tamworth Heritage Trust website
- News article: £500k plans to transform Tamworth’s historic Carnegie Centre into restaurant [September 2020]