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Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
Central Liverpool
+44 151 233 3069
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Simply breathtaking inside ..... you can spend hours here and there is a large coffee / deli shop. And Ian Rankin is coming for an evening on October 15th ..... grab a ticket if you can as there will be a panel of murderous professionals...More

Thank Jake-from-Liverpool
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love books, but they are so often stashed away in hidden little places that are fusty and dusty, or housed in boring municipal buildings with little soul. Liverpool Central Library is a massive offering of both books and light! The interior just embraces the...More

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped into the Library really to use the Tourist Information but what a pleasant surprise the visit was. Aside from the very useful information/recommendations that the TI lady gave us the fairly newly renovated library building was a revelation in itself! Good views from the...More

Thank ArthurMK1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing place its the biggest library outside of London holds every birth death and marriage.newspaper ever printed in UK as well as a normal library 📚

Thank wainwright139
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Picton Reading Room was recommended to us and it really was worth while. You are free to wander (quietly!)round including the gallery. Free entry.

Thank liddell6326
Reviewed 1 week ago

While doing some research recently, I ended up in this part of the library looking for somewhere to sit. Now when ever I am in town and need a place to just sit and get away for the noise of the city... this is one...More

Thank Pete G
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you’re in Liverpool, this place is a must. You will have seen it on “who do you think you are” on tv. Staff are lovely too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are libraries and then there is the Liverpool Central Library! The pathway leading up to the main entrance, lists many book titles, from Dickens to JKRowling and everthing inbetween, once inside, it's a meeting of the modern and the old, from the coloured lit...More

Thank MrsTiggywinkle69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing style, architecture. everything seems perfect when you go in there. You can feel very relaxed all the time. and my favourite thing to do is reaching up the top and have a nice view of Liverpool

Thank shinyelfo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hope that the good citizens of Liverpool realise how lucky they are to have this facility. The design of the entire building is amazing, but the cherry on the top is definitely the reading room. It is every bibliophile's dream !! One could spend...More

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Response from Mike N | Reviewed this property |
They are closed on Boxing day but open on Christmas Eve 09.00-17.00
niamh b
17 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.
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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