Blackpool Central Library

Blackpool Central Library

Blackpool Central Library is a beautiful building in its own right. If you like heritage and architecture it’s well worth popping in just to take a look at the inside of the building. Find it at Queens Street – not far from North Pier.

What’s at Blackpool Central Library

It’s also a well loved and much used community resource and full of all the usual things that you’d find inside any modern library, including:

  • Books and talking books, papers and magazines
  • Public access PCs with free access to the internet
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning
  • Local information
  • Health information
  • Local family and history centre

Opening times for Blackpool Central Library:

Monday9.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday9.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday9.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday9.30am – 7.00pm
Friday9.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday9.30am – 4.00pm

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The address is:

Central Library
Queen Street

Telephone: 01253 478080

How Blackpool Central Library Began

As we said at the start of this page, if you like architecture and are interested in local history, you should call into this beautiful building.

From the moment you step into the door, you’ll see its original Victorian features and ornate staircase.

Ornate staircase inside the Library
Ornate staircase inside the Library

Just inside the entrance is this dedication plaque from the opening day.

Dedication plaque at the entrance to Blackpool Central Library
Dedication plaque at the entrance to Blackpool Central Library

The library was presented to the Borough of Blackpool by Andrew Carnegie, built on land provided by the Corporation.

It was opened on 26 October 1911 by the then Mayor, Councillor WH Broadhead.

Cullen, Lochhead and Brown were the architects who designed it.

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