Sheffield City Libraries library assistants pictured in the stack, Central Library, Surrey Street. February 23, 1967. Ref no s31878
Sheffield City Libraries library assistants pictured in the stack, Central Library, Surrey Street. February 23, 1967. Ref no s31878

Pictures unearthed that reveal decades of history inside Sheffield's Central Library

Talks to revamp the Central Library building are currently ongoing, and these retro pictures of the library have been unearthed from the Sheffield archives.

Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 9:35 am

Sheffield’s Central Library houses the city library service's single largest general lending and reference collection, as well as Graves Art Gallery on the third floor and a theatre in the basement.

The building was designed by W. G. Davies, and work began in 1929 – it was eventually opened in 1934 by The Duchess of York.

Take a look at these retro pictures unearthed from the Sheffield archives.

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