Designed by R M Bruce Vaughan, architect of Cardiff. The building was largely unaltered apart from some rebuilding following a fire in c1990. Then in 2014, it underwent a £829,000 refurbishment .
Awarded Grade II listing in 2001
Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Cardiff City council (2019)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant: £5,000
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 7 March 1907 by Alderman David Jones JP (Carnegie had been invited, but was unable to attend). On the same day, the party of city officials had taken specially arranged trams and come from the opening of Cathays library.
Photo of library today (2019):
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
Yes, during our holiday in South Wales in June 2019.
- Entry on the listed buildings register
- News article: Call to set branch library as priority (The Guardian, 2010)
- News article: Libraries face having opening times slashed under budget cuts – includes a line about the planned refurbishment (2013)