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Liverpool Central Library

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A major public library and archive service in a building with a unique blend of old and new architecture dating back to 1860. It is free and fully accessible to visit and there are excellent facilities throughout. It includes a Tourist Information...more
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Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
Central Liverpool
+44 151 233 3069
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All reviews picton reading room roof terrace modern interior children's section family history well worth a visit beautiful building top floor costa coffee great view of the city walker art gallery on display computers libraries architecture archives spiral
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When visiting Liverpool, make sure you visit the Liverpool Central Library. A place of character, peace and tranquility. A must for the discerning person who wants to see the 'heart of Liverpool' and enjoy this wonderful place!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lawrence J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just popped for coffee with the friends because it was the closes place. Very nice building with plenty of books. Good atmosphere

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a few minutes to kill before our train. We called in for hot drink. What a wonderful modern building. I cant comment on it as a library

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Road611223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Liverpool Central Library, is something we can be proud of! It's exterior is in keeping with the nearby Art Gallery, Museum and Still George's Hall. Inside, it was completely renewed a few years ago. On the ground floor there is a general library, as children's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Companion817609
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Picton readng rooms in the central library are well worth a visit. Built in 1875 they stand today as they did then. Marvellous, grand architecture. Also not found in many other libraries today, silence. Round your visit off with a lift ride onto the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's more than a Library. A fantastic visit. The view from the roof is amazing.. A lovely café as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank A130QPjeffa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the library with a friend when sight seeing the city. The old section of the library is a must see. The architecture in the building is breathtaking. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank missamorgan10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Various sections to browse, read and enjoy the books. Separate area for children and a quiet place for adults.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anjula k
Reviewed 6 November 2018

What a contrast - the very old exterior and modern interior and then a real step back in time again into the Picton Room. A lovely wander around the library and views across the city from the roof terrace. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Do pop in here even if you don't need a quiet place to work or read a book! It's peaceful and beautiful! The newly restored area has a striking staircase and a rooftop with a beautiful view and the reading room and the Hornby library...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Miki L
16 September 2018|
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Response from J7649VYmiken | Reviewed this property |
They are closed on Boxing day but open on Christmas Eve 09.00-17.00
niamh b
18 April 2018|
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It's 10p per bw side of A4 paper. 20p for bw A3 per side and 40p per A4 side of color and £1.00 for A3 per side.
17 January 2018|
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Response from Jake-from-Liverpool | Reviewed this property |
You need to take proof of ID with an address. E.G. Driving Licensce or a utility bill / bank statement etc. Its dead easy and takes a couple of mins and you get your library card on the spot. There is a choice of Library... More