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  • The Making of a Masterpiece

    Record producer Steve Levine and Beatles aficionado David Quantick explore the creation of Abbey Road on 27th September at Central Library.

    Find out more and book tickets

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with Jim Kay

    Join us on 15th October to hear Jim Kay talk about what it was like to illustrate J.K. Rowling’s words.

    Book tickets and find out more

  • Heritage and Culture Day

    Set in the historic Picton Reading Room at Liverpool Central Library on Saturday 26th October 10-4pm.

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  • Hard back book

    Join a library

    Join and start borrowing from any Liverpool library or our online library, Read Liverpool.

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  • Books on shelf

    Reserve and renew

    Once you have joined, you can browse our catalogue, order and renew your books online.

    Reserve or renew a book

  • Reference books


    Original documents, photographs, maps and newspapers that record local lives across the centuries.

    Explore our archives

  • Smart phones and iPads


    Download books, audiobooks, magazines and comics to your phone, tablet or e-reader free of charge.

    Access Read Liverpool now

  • Business services

    Based in Central Library, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre supports new and growing businesses.

    Discover our business services

  • Online courses

    Kickstart your business or a career in IT with a free Cisco Networking Academy® business or computing course.

    Join a free online course

  • Children's resources

    Library sessions for children plus books, CDs, DVDs and talking books for children and young people.

    Explore resources for children

  • Music parts service

    View our orchestral sets and vocal scores ready to lend to orchestras and choirs throughout the UK.

    Browse our collection

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