The Official Opening of the Public Library in Campus West
Wednesday 21st November 1973
By Susi Smith
Welwyn Garden City Public Library was officially opened by the then Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman, during an evening opening ceremony on 21st November 1973.
A grand official event was held with invitations sent out by The Chairman and Members of the Hertfordshire County Library Committee.
The Library at Campus West was designed by Richard Sheppard, Robson and Partners in consultation with the County Architect, Mr G C Fardell, CBE, FRIBA. It replaced the library which was built in the 1960s, as a wing of Mid Herts College of Further Education on The Campus, now Oaklands College.