Burgess Road Library was opened by the mayor, Alderman G.A. Waller, in May 1935. It was the first library in Southampton to feature a specially designed and equipped children's department. The library was built mainly to cater for the new housing estates in the Swaythling area.
‘The Development of Public Libraries in Southampton, 1887-1921’, by Richard Preston in Southampton Local History Forum Journal, no. 15, Summer 2009, p3-22. (HS/h)
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