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Campsie Library, [interior], children's section, ca 1986

Campsie Library, [interior], children's section, ca 1986
Campsie Library, [interior], children's section, ca 1986
Canterbury City Council
A section of the Children's floor of the Central Library ( commonly known today as Campsie Library) of the City of Canterbury Library Service, 139 Beamish Street, Campsie. The shelves along the walls housed the children's non-fiction collection. The shelving in the centre of the floor was a press of curved shelves specially built to house the children's fiction collection.
Campsie, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
ca 1986
Local History Photograph Collection
Original: 15x10cm colour photograph.
The present library service provided by Canterbury Council opened on 16 December, 1946 at 157 Beamish Street, Campsie. It was called Canterbury Municipal Library Service and the Campsie premises was officially the Central Library although it is now known as Campsie Library. The Library Service operated from this shop-front premises for several Years. In the 1950’s Canterbury Council agreed to construct a new purpose built premises at 139 Beamish Street, Campsie. This building was officially opened on 26 September, 1958 and served the community as a library for 28 years. In the 1980's Council agreed to provide a new building with facilities to ensure and encourage maximum use and benefit to the community. The next new library, situated on the ground floor of the Campsie Centre, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie, was officially opened on 13th December 1986. To read more about the history of Campsie Library and the City of Canterbury Library Service from when it commenced in 1883 please ~Link-LibraryService-Link~. To read about the card catalogue and how publications held by the library were found before computerisation please ~Link-LibraryCatalogue-Link~. To read about Newark - the manual circulation system employed by the City of Canterbury Library and how the library kept track of the lending collection before computerisation please ~Link-LibraryNewark-Link~
Original donated by Canterbury City Council Library
Canterbury City Council
City of Canterbury Local History Photograph Collection

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