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Carnegie Library Buildings
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Description:
More than 2500 Carnegie library buildings were built between 1881 and 1919. Many of the buildings still exist today and are used for various purposes. This category will list these buildings regardless of their use today.
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The Carnegie libraries were funded with grants from steel businessman Andrew Carnegie. The first was funded in 1881 in his hometown of Dunfermline, Scotland. A total of 2509 Carnegie Library buildings were built. These libraries were built in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and various Caribbean countries. Many of these library buildings have been demolished over the years, while others have been converted to various uses besides their original purposes. The intent of this category is to locate as many of the remaining buildings and record their current use.
Instructions for Posting a Carnegie Library Buildings Waymark:
To post a new waymark in this category, please:

1.Provide the name of the Building, the City & State (or country) in the Title, (in that order)

2. Determine the latitude and longitude by physically visiting the site. Coordinates should be of the front or main entrance.

3. Provide one or more non-copyrighted photographs taken by the waymarker of complete building or as much of the building as possible. Additional photographs are encouraged. Photographs of any inscriptions on the building are also encouraged.

4. In long description provide as much history of the building as possible, including year built, amount of grant, years the building was used as a library, architect for building etc. Properly credit sources for information you post in your waymark.

5. Provide the values of the variables as best you can.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log a waymark in this category:

1. Please provide at least one photograph of the building. Additional photographs are encouraged.

2. Describe your experience.

No additional visit instructions will be added for individual waymarks. Additional instructions will result in waymark being declined.
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  • Address of Library Building
  • Current Use of Building
  • Year Built (optional)
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Image for Tinsley former Carnegie library, Sheffieldview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsTinsley former Carnegie library, Sheffield

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This former Carnegie library is now boarded up and abandoned

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JuliaMC

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/10/2009

last visited: 4/5/2009

Image for Walkley Carnegie Library, Sheffield, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsWalkley Carnegie Library, Sheffield, UK

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Walkley library is on a steep slope overlooking the northern city of Sheffield

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JuliaMC

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/10/2009

last visited: 4/5/2009

Image for Wombwell Free Library, South Yorkshire.view gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsWombwell Free Library, South Yorkshire.

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A Free Library presented by Andrew Carnegie Esq. 1905

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wireworm

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/5/2012

last visited: never

Image for Central Library - Stockport, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsCentral Library - Stockport, UK

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This library was completed in 1914 to a design by architects Bradshaw & Gass & Hope and was funded by an award of £15,000 by Carnegie. It is still in use today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/28/2016

last visited: 9/6/2019

Image for Public Library - Ilkley, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsPublic Library - Ilkley, UK

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This public library was built as a separate wing to the Town Hall using a £3.000 grant from Andrew Carnegie in 1907.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/9/2012

last visited: never

Image for Carnegie Libray - Harroagate, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsCarnegie Libray - Harroagate, UK

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This Carnegie Library opened its doors in 1906.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/8/2022

last visited: never

Image for Former Carnegie Free Public Library - Knutsford, Cheshire, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsFormer Carnegie Free Public Library - Knutsford, Cheshire, UK

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This Carnegie funded Free Public Library building dated 1904, now the premises used by Knutsford Day Nursery, is located on Brook Street in Knutsford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2020

last visited: 6/23/2019

Image for Former Colne Carnegie Library - Colne, UKview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsFormer Colne Carnegie Library - Colne, UK

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Originally built in 1869 this building was converted to Carnegie Library in 1907.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/31/2013

last visited: never

Image for Loughborough Library - Loughborough, Leicestershireview gallery

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Carnegie Library BuildingsLoughborough Library - Loughborough, Leicestershire

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Loughborough Community Library and Learning Centre on Granby Street, Loughborough.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/3/2016

last visited: never

Image for Skipton Public Library - Skipton, UKview gallery

NWNW73.4 km

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Carnegie Library BuildingsSkipton Public Library - Skipton, UK

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This Carnegie library is still a library more than 100 years after it was built.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/30/2017

last visited: never

Image for Kendal Library, Cumbria, UKview gallery

NWNW134.9 km

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Carnegie Library BuildingsKendal Library, Cumbria, UK

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A Carnegie Library still very much in use today as Kendal's main library. Easily found on the north end of the main street. Above the entrance, carved into the wooden door frame, is the legend: Let There Be Light.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member martlakes

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 1/23/2008

last visited: never

Image for Rushden Library - Newton Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, UKview gallery

SESE136.2 km

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Carnegie Library BuildingsRushden Library - Newton Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, UK

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This Carnegie Library lies in the heart of Rushden town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/25/2011

last visited: 12/30/2011

Image for Stratford Public Library, Stratford upon Avon, UKview gallery

SS137.3 km

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Carnegie Library BuildingsStratford Public Library, Stratford upon Avon, UK

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Stratford Public Library

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/18/2008

last visited: 12/14/2015

Image for Carnegie Building, Hartlepool, Englandview gallery

NN143.7 km

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Carnegie Library BuildingsCarnegie Building, Hartlepool, England

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Located on Hartlepool’s historic Headland the now Grade II listed building was the gift of billionaire international philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member klucas

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/10/2009

last visited: never

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