Architects were Greig, Fairbairn and Macniven. The library was extended in 1970.
Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Cumbria council (2018) [at least I think so – a new building has been built in front, but this appears joined. Stobbarts (building contractors) published a news item in 2017 stating they had won the contract to carry out repair work on the victorian ceiling.] However, an article written in April 2018 indicates the council has decided to move the library into the nearby archives building, and sell the Carnegie library.
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant:
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 13 October 1906
Photo of library today (2011):
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
- Photograph of the opening of “New Carnegie free public library, Whitehaven” is held by the National Archives
- Webpage: Catherine Street, Whitehaven
- News article: Town centre library to close and move into nearby archive centre (April 2018)