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Liverpool Central Library

Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
+44 151 233 3069
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Lovely modern building

I visited accidentally as I was going to the World Museum next door. A very impressive modern... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Great building

A very successful building project with fantastic new facilities and an interesting building behind... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Madalyn H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited accidentally as I was going to the World Museum next door. A very impressive modern building with all the facilities you would expect. I took advantage of their wifi and the cafe.

Thank kirstenGlasgow
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very successful building project with fantastic new facilities and an interesting building behind an old facade. The integration of the Picton Reading Room has been done very well - and this should not be missed

Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This library is not only full of wonderful books, but it's also beautiful. The staff are very friendly and helpful. It's a great place to spend a quiet afternoon.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Truly a beautiful building, so peaceful and beautiful. Majestic from the outside, modern and sophisticated on the inside. I unfortunately didn’t get to spend very long here. But I went int the reading room which was magical. So quite and great to see people hard...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of Liverpool’s very impressive building which integrates the amazing Picton reading room. It is such a light filled space and the space is used very well. I would always advise a visitor to the city to go and visit this magnificent building...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

Step back in time. The Picton Room is off the first floor and is FAB. There are thousands ..... maybe millions of books here and this is where the "reserves" and classic books are kept. Its all author alphabetical but you will be distracted and...More

2  Thank Jake-from-Liverpool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And an amazing facility. The designers have done an exceptional job with merging the old with the new and they blend in very nicely. The new inner hall is amazing, breathtaking when you see how it rises. Go to the roof and enjoy the stunning...More

1  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having worked in a library for many years I was interested to see how this had been renovated.Wow!What a library-something for everyone-the old Picton rooms are well worth a visit.Well done Liverpool for making this such a useful space for everyone and managing to keep...More

2  Thank BowdieExeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something for all the family and a great coffee shop for a snack or slice of cake. The International Library is now a children's section and the reading room allows you to walk around this magnificent space on the landings, making you feel like Belle...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came with a group and we were very well looked after and had an excellent guide to various rooms and archives of interest to our group. Well worth an organised trip to this warm, modern building

1  Thank BarryMLevene
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I didn't see anything about a guided tour when we were there. I found the two people on the welcome desk most helpful though. They talked a great deal about the building and advised on what to see then as we left asked us... More