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Liverpool Central Library

Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
+44 151 233 3069
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Researching family history

Modern warm library with a Costa coffee inside. Staff really helpful and friendly. Got all the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine B
via mobile
Great mixture of old and new

Great mixture of old and new in this well used by locals library. Well worth a visit, especially to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
Central Liverpool
+44 151 233 3069
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Modern warm library with a Costa coffee inside. Staff really helpful and friendly. Got all the information we needed.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great mixture of old and new in this well used by locals library. Well worth a visit, especially to the old reading rooms on the second floor

Thank piesrus2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not been in since the renovation. Amazing. What a brill job blending old and new. Will return next time in Liverpool and spend a bit mote time there.

Thank chris1957
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Classic building from the outside and very modern inside. However the reading rooms have been sympathetically updated. Walked up the stairs to see the whole building with the aim of enjoying the view from the platform at the top. Arrived to find it was closed...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hadn't visited this library for years so decided to take my little one (1 year old) when on a day trip out. Unfortunately he fell asleep when we arrived but we had a little look around the children's section and I really can't wait to...More

Thank dan_ielle20Liverpool
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went there on the Monday of half term. The place was full of screaming kids. You could hear them all the way up to he second floor. Parking is a major issue. Although the Council has provided a limited number of Pay and Display parking...More

Thank Nadeem A
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this place many times when I lived here but nothing prepared me for the incredible modernisation that had taken place since I left in 1993. I went to visit a particular rare book The Anatomy of the Horse by George Stubbs, a Liverpool...More

Thank Tabby1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my regrets whilst living in Liverpool was not discovering this library sooner! You would never tell from the outside just how big it is inside. Very modern and clean, a fantastic range of books and helpful staff. Even if you are just visiting...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I havnt visited the central library for many years I decided with my husband to join.We went along and wow the building is amazing.Even if you didn’t want to join you can visit it and take a look at the many books it holds.Its...More

Thank yvonne947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently refurbished, this is a magnificent building. There is a fantastic four storey central atrium. Take the escalator up to the roof terrace and enjoy probably the best free view of Central Liverpool. The Hornby Room has an incredible collection of rare books and the...More

Thank athyoz
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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
2 November 2017|
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Response from Terry J | Reviewed this property |
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7 July 2017|
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Response from Margaret L | Reviewed this property |
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