This Grade II listed building was built using funds from the Scottish philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1905 as Hull's newest branch library. It was designed by the City Architect Joseph Hirst. The building is unusual in that it is partly timber-framed and remains largely unaltered internally since its opening.
By 2006 the building had ceased its function as a library and was deemed 'surplus to requirements'. Great efforts from Carnegie Centre volunteers have seen the building kept open as a facility for the study of local and family history.
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