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Live Project Vision Document

Here for your enjoyment is the complete vision document produced by the student team from the School of Architecture as the primary output of their recently-completed Live Project. It provides an inspirational view of how our library might develop into a fully-fledged community hub. Download the PDF here. (Warning: it’s quite long!)

Pop-Up Cinema on Saturday 22 Oct


Some 70 people turned out to brave the cold and watch “Jungle Book” at our outdoor pop-up cinema which was organised by postgraduate students from Sheffield University School of Architecture as part of their “Live Project” collaboration with the library.

We have more photographs from those early days


Library Exterior 1962
The winter of 1962 – 1963. Notice the “City Library” signage which is no longer there.


The “study alcove” was  (and still is) a quiet place  to read and study. Those Ercol chairs were the height of fashion!


Children's Library
The Children’s Library. The alcove at the back of the picture is now our bookshop


The old reception desk
Originally there was a wall separating the adult’s and children’s libraries. They were served through two separate counters. This is the children’s counter.


adult library
The adult library, looking toward the service counter. It hasn’t changed all that much!