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Boston Spa County Library, number 185 High Street (Boston Spa) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Boston Spa County Library located at number 185 High Street in a converted shop property. It moved from here on 5th December 1979 to a former telephone exchange building off the High Street. Prior to re-organisation in 1974 Boston Spa County Library was administered by West Riding County Council.
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Calverley County Library, Thornhill Street (Calverley)
Black & White imagec1973. View of the new Calverley County Library in Thornhill Street which opened on 25th September 1973. Prior to this date the library had been based in the 1874 dated Mechanics Institute also situated in Thornhill Street. Until re-organisation in 1974, Calverley County Library was managed by West Riding County Council Library Service.
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Calverley County Library, Thornhill Street. (Calverley)
Black & White imageC 1973. Interior view of Calverley County Library in Thornhill Street which opened on 25th September, 1973. It had previously occupied premises in the Mechanics Institute, also located in Thornhill Street. Two members of staff are working at the modern counter and the non-fiction book stock is arranged around the walls. Adult fiction is shelved in free standing bookcases. In the foreground there is comfortable seating and a low table for library users. Until 1974 Calverley County Library was part of West Riding County Council. Local Government re-organisation took place in 1974 and Leeds Metropolitan District Council was created. The Library Service including 67 branch libraries and 5 moblie libraries came under the administration of Leeds City Council.
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Kippax Branch Library, Cross Hills (Kippax) (1 comment)
Black & White imagec1973. View of the newly built Kippax Branch Library in Cross Hills. It was a West Riding County Library and was opened on 15th November 1973 by County Alderman T. Batty. The construction work was contracted to Messrs. R.W. Chapman Ltd. of Leeds and it was completed in 17 months. The library is faced in handmade Windsor Grey bricks and riven slate cladding panels above and below the main windows. The West Riding County Council began operating a library service in Kippax in 1923. Then shop premises were converted to house a stock of 3,700 books in 1948. The new library is built on three levels to provide 3,000 square feet of space. Westfield Lane is to the right.
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Kippax Branch Library, Cross Hills. (Kippax)
Black & White imagec1973. Image shows the interior of Kippax Branch Library which was opened by Councillor Alderman T. Batty on 15th November 1973. It is built on three levels, connected by a hardwood staircase, all of which can be seen here. The main library is in the foreground with books in the non-fiction section lining the walls. It is fully carpeted with comfortable seating provided for library users. Stairs leading up to the Reference section which has a study area. Two young girls stand at the top of the stairs down to the lower level where the children's library is situated. The staff facilities are also on this level. At this time, until 1974 and re-organisation, Kippax Library was managed by West Riding County Council.
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