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Search Aspect (CENTRAL LENDING )
Location - Leeds & District

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Cenral Library, carving (City Centre)
Colour imageAugust 1999. Close -up of some of the carvings in Central Library. This can be found on the archway above the entrance to Central Lending on the ground floor.
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Central Lending Library (City Centre)
Black & White image1961. View of interior of the Central Lending Library showing the inquiry desk and book catalogue. One of the Corson designed pillars has been utilised to display a selection of books by the addition of circular wooden shelving.
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[3]
Central Lending Library, interior (City Centre)
Black & White image1961. View of Central Lending Library showing non-fiction bays on the left and fiction, arranged alphabetically according to author surname, right. Several people are seated on tubular framed metal chairs at tables. Others are browsing the shelves.
[internal reference; 200439_18770998:T LIHL Central Lending Library (9)]
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Central Lending Library, interior view, Junior Room, Municipal Buildings (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, A view of the Junior Room in the Central Lending Library located in the Municipal Buildings. Wooden shelving lining the walls displays various categories of junior fiction, e.g. 'school stories', and 'historical stories'. The counter is decorated with wood panelling. A mural is framed by one of the George Corson designed arches. It depicts some of the principal streets of Leeds and the River Aire with reference to the clothing industry, including a representation of Matthew Murray's steam engine.
[internal reference; 2004122_98910159:N LIHL Central (2)]
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Central Lending Library, interior view, Municipal Buildings (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, A view of the interior of the central lending library in the Municipal buildings. This is the adult non-fiction section with the history and travel sections in the foreground. The building was designed by George Corson and opened in 1884. Here, some of his architectural features can be appreciated, including the barrel vaulted ceiling, Romanesque arches and columns.
[internal reference; 2004122_29858035:N LIHL Central (1)]
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Central Lending Library, Issuing Counter (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the issuing counter of the Central Lending Library, which, prior to 1934, was located on the first floor of the Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street. In 1934 it moved to the ground floor and the room became the general office of Leeds City Police Headquarters until 1965. Nowadays it has reverted to a library once more, housing the Art Library.
[internal reference; 2011127_171710:D LIHL Central (3)]
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Central Lending Library, Municipal Buildings (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows the Central Lending Library located on the ground floor of the Municipal Buildings in Calverley Street. It shows the old entrance and counter, with turntables containing records of the books issued. The Central Library transferred from the first to the ground floor in 1934.
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Central Lending, carving (City Centre)
Colour imageAugust 1999. Close-up view of some of the carving in the Central Library. This can be found on one of the pillars on the staircases, between the first and second floors.
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Central Lending, carving (City Centre)
Colour image25th August 1999. Close-up view of a carving on a panel in the Central Library, situated opposite the Calverley Street entrance.
[internal reference; 2007724_164262:CL 1999 / Pack 9/3]
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Central Lending, Reference Library (City Centre)
Black & White image1954, A packed Reference Library with tables occupied by readers. This library changed its name to Business and Research Library but by 2007 this space was occupied by the Local and Family History Library.
[internal reference; 20021210_92365665:T L1HL Reference (2)]
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Central Library (City Centre)
Black & White image1929. The official opening ceremony of Central Lending Library after re-organisation. The dignataries present include Alderman Leigh, Mr W.L. Andrews, Mr Strother, Alderman J. Thornton and MrGordon. Mr Andrews examines the turntable displaying the daily book issues of Central Lending.
[internal reference; 200439_12102908:T LIHL Central Lending Library (5)]
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Central Library, arch (City Centre)
Colour image29th June 2007. Close-up view of an archway in the Central Library, above the entrance to the Central Lending department from the ground floor foyer, showing stained glass windows and intricate carving around.
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Central Library, arch (City Centre)
Colour image29th June 2007. Close-up view of the archway above the entrance to the Central Lending department, in the ground floor foyer of the Central Library, showing stained glass windows.
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[14]
Central Library, Book Stop (City Centre)
Colour imageJune 2000 View of the new Book Stop area in the Central Lending Library in the process of being set up, prior to the re-opening of the Municipal Buildings in June 2000 after 10 months. The Book Stop area was created to resemble more a book shop than a traditional library, with paperback books for browsing and furnished with easy chairs. Now in 2007 this area, which was previously the children's library and then the reception; is due to be opened as a new youth space.
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Central Library, Book Stop (City Centre)
Colour imageJune 2000 Setting up the counter in the new Book Stop area of the Central Lending Library, which would open when the library returned to the Municipal Buildings in June 2000 after 10 months in the Town Hall. This area aimed to look more like a bookshop than a library, with paperback books around on tables and stands for browsing, rather than in order on the shelves as in a traditional library. Comfortable chairs were also provided. Now in 2007 this area will shortly open as a new youth space.
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Central Library, Calverley Street entrance, interior (City Centre)
Colour image1999 View of the inner doors at the Calverley Street entrance to Leeds Central Library, looking through to the Central Lending department inside. The carving and architectural details can be seen in this building designed by George Corson. Taken in 1999 shortly before the Municipal Buildidngs closed for 10 months for essential work to be carried out.
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Central Library, carving (City Centre)
Colour image29th June 2007. Close-up view of a carving on the walls of the Central Library. One of the many treasures of this Victorian building designed by George Corson, this is to be found on the arhways above the entrance to the Central Lending department.
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Central Library, carving (City Centre)
Colour image29th June 2007. Close-up view of one of the many carvings found around the walls of the Central Library; this one, on the archways above the entrance to the Central Lending department, shows a circular plate featuring an owl.
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Central Library, carving (City Centre)
Colour image29th June 2007. View of carving on the walls of the Central Library, in the Municipal Buildings designed by George Corson; this is seen in the ground floor foyer above the entrance to the Central Lending department.
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Central Library, carving (City Centre)
Colour imageAugust 1999. Close-up view of some of the carvings in the Central Library. This is on the ground floor on the archway above the entrance to Central Lending.
[internal reference; 2007724_164254:CL 1999 / Pack 7/5]