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Central Library, Cataloguing Department, third floor office

Subject ID:
City Centre
Subject Year:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
D LIHL cat (3)
Central Library, Cataloguing Department, third floor office
April 1984. Image shows a 1980s view of the cataloguing department located in the third floor office of Leeds Central Library. Staff are at work processing new stock for allocation to branches, Central and the Reference Library. The Municipal buildings were designed by George Corson and opened in 1884. A feature of the third floor office are these arches which span the huge room. In the nineteenth century the room would have been heated by a coal fire and the original fireplace is still in situ'. The 'feature' wallpaper on the end wall is of c.1975 vintage. It is rumoured that at the time the staff referred to it as 'the intestines.' The series of arched windows look down on to Alexander Street.

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