Shipley has a jewel of a building, thats is sadly empty and derelict. It is the Carnegie Library and it is situated in Windhill on the busy Leeds Road - Carr Lane junction.
It was built in 1905 and at one stage was going to converted into flats.
A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929, including some belonging to public and university library systems. 1,689 were built in the United States, 660 in Britain and Ireland, 125 in Canada, and others in Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, the Caribbean, and Fiji.