Liverpool Central Library & Record Office

Libraries And Information Services
Central Library, William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EW

Tel: 0151 233 3069

Liverpool Central Library & Record Office

About

Liverpool Central Library is one of the largest public libraries in the United Kingdom. It's also one of the most beautiful libraries in the UK having undergone a redevelopment the was complete in 2013, it's position on William Brown Street means that it joins the UNESCO World Heritage Site Area alongside St George's Hall, The Walker Art Gallery, World Musem, Steble Fountain and others. 

Inside, visitors will find extensive collections built up over the last 150 years, including many rare and important examples of fine printing and book illustration. Find famous collections of rare books inside the magnificent Hornby Library and Oak Room and the even more magnificent Picton Reading Room.


Liverpool Record Office, housed within the Central Library, collects, preserves, and makes available archives and printed material relating to all aspects of the history of Liverpool. The extensive collections range in date from the 13th century to the present day, and include records of local, national and international significance. Inside the library there is access to WiFi, computers and an Xbox 360.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Road access to Merseyside is excellent with the motorway network making access to central areas quick and easy. From the M6 follow the M56 or M62 to Liverpool.

Public Transport Directions

Regular services to and from Liverpool make it one of the most accessible cities on the UK rail network. Virgin trains operate a London-Liverpool service, with a journey time of just over 2 hours.

National Express operate regular services from all major towns and cities in Britain to Norton Street Coach Station, Liverpool.

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Awards

  • Local AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2014 - Highly Commended Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2014 - Highly Commended 2014

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)
DayTimes
Monday09:0020:00*
Tuesday09:0020:00*
Wednesday09:0020:00*
Thursday09:0020:00*
Friday09:0020:00*
Saturday09:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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