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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, Interior View. (Kippax)
Black & White imageC1973. View of the newly, built Kippax Branch Library which opened on 15th November 1973 in Cross Hills. The purpose built library is on three levels with the main adult library seen here at ground floor level. Non-fiction books are shelved around the walls and novels occupy free standing bookshelves in the centre. The floor area is fully carpeted and a hard wood staircase leads up to the higher level where Reference works can be accessed. The children's library and staff facilities are at the lower level. Kippax library had previously been housed in converted shop premises since 1948.
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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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Kippax Branch Library, number 13 Cross Hills. (Kippax)
Black & White imageC1973. View of Kippax Branch Library at number 13 Cross Hills. Cross Hills is to the left and the junction with Westfield Lane to the right. The library was opened on 15th November 1973 by County Alderman T.Batty and was designed by the Departmental Staff of the County Architect, K.C. Evans, DipArch, ARIBA, in consultation with the County Librarian, W.J. Murison, FLA, FLAI. The building work was contracted to Messrs. R.W. Chapman Limited of Leeds. The former library had been in converted shop premises since 1948 at number 13 Cross Hills but the new building was to provide 3,000 square feet of space on three levels. The designed makes use of natural light due to large windows. Florescent lighting is also provided. In the background, Smith's Chemist can be seen at number 10 Cross Hills.
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