1911 Wirral, England. Lat/Long 53.428889 -3.045833
Wallasey or Liscard Library is mentioned but not described in Pevsner (Cheshire 1971) and has no heritage designation. However, it is one of the least altered and best-preserved examples of a substantial symmetrical Carnegie library in the UK. Sited in a park, it still provides users with a delightfully bright top-lit interior with views out. A significant proportion of its fixtures and fittings have been retained. Although the bookcases of the central lending department are no longer arranged in a radial pattern as designed, they are clearly original. The “Fresh air inlets” noted under every ground floor window in the illustrated competition design are also visible, indicating that it was designed along the same principles as our CFD model of Cradely Heath Library.
Architects: R.B. MacColl & George Edward Tonge of Manchester.
Heritage designation: none. Purpose built library; Carnegie grant: £9,000 10/08/1908. Open library, council managed.
 Building News 6th August 1909 p.195 & plt