Loughborough Library*

Loughborough Library – 1905 Leicestershire, England. Lat/Long 52.7708333 -1.2097222

Loughborough library featured an exceptional octagonal main reading room, now used as a Children’s library. The original building also provided a galleried patent library to the rear[1] reflecting the entrepreneurial prowess of the area. Its unique and substantial terracotta turrets are a particular celebration of local craftsmanship and industry.

Architects: Barrowcliff & Allcock of Loughborough.

Heritage designation: LG II, 2007. Purpose built library; Carnegie grant: £5,000 14/07/1903. Open library, council managed.

[1] Building News 16.2.1906 p.241

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