Harris Library

Harris Library
Market Square
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2PP
England

Website

www.lancscc.gov.uk/libraries/librarydetails/libsearch1.asp?name=Preston%20Harris

Telephone

01772 532676

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Building work on the Harris library began in October 1883. The ceremonial opening took place the 26 October 1893 with the Earl of Derby. The actual opening followed on the 1st January 1894.

The Harris library replaced a library service housed in the Town Hall. This had opened on 1 Jan 1879. Preston Borough Council administered the library until 1974, and it still administers the museum and art gallery which share the same building.

The building is substantially unaltered, but internal refurbishments and alterations have taken place, as new services have been introduced. The entrance has been remodelled to improve wheelchair access, in the form of two circular ramps that surround classically inspired, sculpted cylinders by Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Venue Type:

Library

Opening hours

Monday
09:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 19:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 19:30
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00

Admission charges

Free.

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