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Search Aspect (HUNSLET BRANCH LIBRARY )
Location - Leeds & District

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Hunslet Branch Library, Exterior, Display Windows (Hunslet)
Black & White imageUndated, View shows one of pair of display windows situated on either side of the entrance to Hunslet Library. The window is curved with a domed top and contains a Tiffany style lamp surrounded by books. Titles include 'Sands, Palms and Minarets' by Madeleine Vernon, 'The Making of a Mountaineer' by George Ingle Finch, 'Black Haiti' by Blair Niles, 'The Geology of Yorkshire' by Kendall and Wroot and 'The Great White South' by Herbert G. Ponting.
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Hunslet Branch Library, Exterior, Rear View (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, View looks onto the back of Hunslet Branch Library. On the left is the Study Room with the Children's Library to the right. The library was built on one level from brick with stone detail and opened 23rd February 1931. Cast stone works were built by Girlings Ferro-Concrete Co Ltd. and cost £1726 9s 4d. Hall and Busfield provided the reinforced concrete roof at a cost of £970.
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Hunslet Branch Library, Exterior, Waterloo Road (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, View looks onto Hunslet Branch Library on Waterloo Road. The library opened on 23rd February 1931. The building is constructed of brick and stone and cost £12,660. The library was a one-storey building with a central staff counter. Bow windows for book displays are visible on either side of the entrance. The library was opened by Arthur Greenwood, Minister of Health. Mr J.T. Gillett was transferred from Bramley Library to become the first Branch Librarian at Hunslet. When it opened, each room within the library had its own colour scheme and the library contained over 8000 books.
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Hunslet Branch Library, Interior, Junior Room (Hunslet)
Black & White imageUndated, View looks across the Junior Room in Hunslet Library. Fittings and fixtures for the library were designed by Thomas Horsman and Co Ltd and cost £1049 17s 6d. Alternating square and circular tables with Art Deco style sunburst back chairs are visible in the centre of the room. The walls are lined with bookshelves which are divided into subject categories. The categories are displayed along the top of the shelves and include 'Sea Stories', School Stories for Girls' and 'Books' that tell you things about real persons places and things. The shelves on the right are interspersed with small display stands including 'Zoo Folk' and Scouting for Boys', while on the right there are small reading desks.
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Hunslet Branch Library, Interior, Junior Room (Hunslet)
Black & White imageUndated, The childrens room at Hunslet Library is visible in this view. The room is well lit with skylights and windows with geometric patterned curtains. Fixed bookshelves line the walls on either side with subjects running across the top. Single desks can be seen to the left desks can be seen to the left with small display stands to the right. Square and circular tables are positioned in two rows in the centre. On the back wall is a wooden fireplace with a rug in front and a clock on the mantlpiece. Above this is a large painting depicting a group of children looking over a wall towards the sea. Either side of the fire place are shelves containing 'Books That Answer Questions'.
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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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Hunslet Branch Library, Interior, Lending Library (Hunslet)
Black & White imageUndated, Interior view of the Lending Library at Hunslet. Fixed shelving lines the walls containing both fiction and non-fiction books. On the back wall is the entrance to the Study Room. A central display area has been created around a pillar with smaller display tables situated around the room. The furniture is Art Deco style with zig-zag patterns around the table edges and sunburst designs on the backs of the chairs. Towards the left is the card index which has vases of leaves on top.
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Hunslet Branch Library, Interior, Lending Library (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, The interior of the Lending Library at Hunslet. On the left is the library entrance and counters with a small door to the right seen behind the card index. Bookshelves run along the walls containing both fiction and non-fiction. The non fiction books are organised by subject with the category written above the shelves. Subjects in this view include Philosophy, Religion, Natural Science and Useful Arts. On the back walls are two small displays, 'Adventures for the Armchair Traveller' and 'As Salt As The Sea'. The 'As Salt As The Sea' display was in conjunction with a leaflet listing recommended nautical stories available in the Lending Library. Titles included 'Frozen Pirate' by W.C. Russell, '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea', by J. Verne and 'Captains Courageous' by R. Kipling. The entrance to the Study Library can also be seen along this back wall. Tables with a central display unit can be seen in the foreground. A table has also been built around a pillar in the centre of the view where books about 'Landmarks In The Sands of Time' and 'Pivotal Figures of History' can be seen.
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Hunslet Branch Library, Interior, Study Room (Hunslet)
Black & White imageUndated, View looks across the Reference Library at Hunslet. Square tables are surrounded by four chairs which have Art Deco style sunburst backs. On the back wall is a bookcase containing Reference Books which could only be read within the library. The fittings for the library were provided by Thomas Horsman and Co Ltd.
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Hunslet Library, Waterloo Road (Hunslet) (3 comments)
Colour image1995. View of Hunslet Branch Library situated on Waterloo Road, which opened in 1931.
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Waterloo Road, Hunslet Library (Hunslet)
Colour imageUndated. View of Hunslet Branch Library on Waterloo Road. This library was opened on 23rd February 1931 by Arthur Greenwood M.P.
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Waterloo Road, Hunslet Library (Hunslet) (1 comment)
Colour imagec1980s. View of Hunslet Branch Library on Waterloo Road, which opened on 23rd February 1931.
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Waterloo Road, Hunslet Library (Hunslet) (2 comments)
Colour imageUndated. View of Hunslet Branch Library, situated on Waterloo Road, which dates from 1931. The clerk of works responsible for this building was H.S.R. (Stuart) Mackay, who was later senior clerk of works for Quarry Hill Flats.
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Waterloo Road, Hunslet Library, side view (Hunslet)
Colour imagec1980s. Side view of Hunslet Branch Library on Waterloo Road.
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Waterloo Road, Hunslet Library, side view (Hunslet)
Colour imagec1980s. Side view of Hunslet Branch Library, situated on Waterloo Road, which dates from 1931.
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