Workhouse Union has a small dedicated library and research space. Our library holds a selection of books and printed material, which relate to and inform the research and projects of Workhouse Union. Our book and archive collection also focuses on the history and heritage of Callan and the Workhouse.

Designed by LiD Architecture, the library is a stand-alone structure situated within a room in the Workhouse. Our library is thematic – with wide-ranging research topics such as ‘Place and Space’, ‘Landscape and Belonging’, ‘Community and Publics’, ‘Reading the Wild, Geography and Wandering’, ‘Radical Craft’, and ‘Housing the Social’. We’re also beginning to archive Workhouse Union’s previous work, as well as printed materials relating to artists, designers, and organisations that we work closely with.

Our library is a central and important aspect of our work and we welcome visitors and researchers to use the library. Please contact us to enquire about use of the library.

We always welcome gifts and loans of books and printed materials that are relevant to the overall collection.

All library enquiries:

The Callan Workhouse Union Library designed and built by LiD Architecture © Brian Cregan
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