Built by the local firm of Walker Brothers, who used pink sandstone from Roundclose Quarry at Morseby.
Current status: Still open as a public library, although responsibility for who runs it is in transition. See below for link to the proposal put forward regarding a community asset transfer. They would still run library services from the library, but would also create a hub of public services to benefit residents, businesses and visitors. (2017)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant:
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905
Photo of library today (2004):
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
- Cockermouth Town Council’s proposal to run the library (2017)
Also book ref: Mick Jane: Cockermouth’s “CARNEGIE, FREE LIBRARY” – Celebrating 100 years in 2004.