Carnegie paid for 3 branch libraries in Sunderland: Hendon, Monkwearmouth and West Branch (Kayll Road library). All are built in red brick a similar style (Edwardian baroque) as each had to follow a basic plan produced by Sunderland librarian John Alfred Charlton Deas. West branch was designed by Sunderland architect Hugh Taylor Decimus Hedley.
Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Sunderland council (2017)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant:
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1909, by the Reverend G. W. Kitchin, the Dean of Durham and Warden of the University of Durham.
Photo of library today:
No open source image found
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
- News: The final chapter for Sunderland’s Carnegie libraries (2013)
- News: Kayll Road library benefits from reduced opening hours (2014) [yes, thats what they said – claim seems to be because other libraries were closed, stock is being concentrated, so they have more books.]
- Kayll Road library centenary celebrations (2009)