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Armley Library, Drawing and Ground Plan (Armley) (2 comments)
Black & White image23rd March 1900 Armley Library, architect Percy Robinson's design and drawing. The library opened to the public in 1902, it was the first purpose built library in Leeds. A lending department, reading room and separate ladies room were provided. Later, the basement area was a childrens library. The building has had a total refurbishment and houses various council services, including library service under the title of a One-Stop-Shop.
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Bramley Library, Interior (Bramley)
Black & White imageUndated, This is the childrens library at Bramley. The library was partly built with funds from the Carnegie fund. Opened on the 7th July 1927 by Lord Elgin, who was chairman of the Carnegie Trust.
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Central Library, Reception (City Centre)
Colour imageC1993/1994. View showing the Reception area on the ground floor of the Central Library. An enquiry counter is on the left and tables on the right with Various leaflets and posters displayed. This area, which had previously been the childrens library, later became the Bookstop section of central Lending, and in 2007 is being re-developed as the 'Your Space' centre of teenagers and young people.
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Compton Road Library (Harehills) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, Childrens library, Compton Road Branch, which opened on 16th March 1927.
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Compton Road Library, Interior (Harehills)
Black & White imageUndated, This was the childrens library furnished with desks, tables and chairs. Bookshelves are situated around the walls. The internal structure of the building has been changed, creating an open plan library which incorporates this area.
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Compton Road Library, Interior view, Children's Library (Harehills)
Colour image21st May 1997 Interior view of Compton Road Branch Library on Harehills Lane, showing part of the childrens library with the counter on the left.
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Cross Gates Library, Childrens Area (Cross Gates) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, View of childrens library with entrance and counter on the left. A quiet reading area in the centre is an arrangement of circular bench seats. The walls are decorated with murals.
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Cross Gates Library, Childrens Area (Cross Gates) (10 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Childrens library, with central circular seating area. The round ceiling lights were a noted architectural feature of the building.
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Cross Gates Library, Entrance Hall (Cross Gates) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, Entrance Hall, Cross Gates Library, which opened in December 1939. To the left, display cases have books on health and beauty on view. The lending library can be seen through the glass doors. The childrens library can just be seen on the right.
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Dewsbury Road Library, Childrens Library (Beeston) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Children's room in Dewsbury Road Library. The Library opened on 24th July 1903. The design of the building was simple; it was reported in the Leeds Mercury on 25th July 1903 that 'the object being to obtain as much accommodation as possible on a rather limited site, rather than to erect an artistic structure which would soon be spoilt by the atmosphere'. At that time the Dewsbury Road area was at the centre of much heavy industrial manufacturing.
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Headingley Library, Childrens Area (Headingley)
Black & White image1983 View of childrens library area and library entrance from North Lane. Two small children are selecting books from the kinderboxes, which allow easy access and encourage toddlers to browse through them.
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Headingley Library, Childrens Area (Headingley)
Black & White image1983 View of childrens library area with shelving, kinder-boxes, noticeboard on wall to display posters, book jackets etc. This new library was officially opened in 1983.
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Hunslet Branch Library, Interior, Lending Library (Hunslet)
Black & White imageUndated, View looks across the Lending Library at Hunslet in the direction of the main entrance. In the background of the library counters lit by a large skylight in the ceiling. The doorway which leads to the Childrens Library can be seen to the left. Fixed bookshelves line the walls. In the foreground are two display tables. To the left is a Mysteries of Life display including the titles, 'In Search of Our Ancestors' and 'The Mind of Animals'. To the right a larger display shows 'Pivotal Figures of History' with books about Lord Nelson, Julius Caesar, Francis Drake, Abraham Lincoln, Henry VIII and Napoleon.
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Hunslet Branch Library, Interior, Lending Library (Hunslet)
Black & White imageUndated. Interior view of the Lending Library at Hunslet, looking in the direction of the main entrance. The entrance is flanked by two smaller doorways, the Childrens Library to the left and the Reading Room to the right. Skylights provide plenty of natural light. Book cases line the walls while the floor is filled with Art Deco style tables and chairs. A display unit has been created around a pillar.
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Wetherby Library (Wetherby)
Colour image2003 Situated at 17 Westgate, Wetherby Library. This is part of Leeds Library and Information Service, (British Library is at Boston Spa) also offering a Tourist information service. A childrens library is on the upper floor.
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Wetherby Library (Wetherby)
Colour image2003 Wetherby Library, part of Leeds Library and Information Service (not the British Library), 17 Westgate. A tourist information service is operated in the library, on the upper floor is a childrens library.
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