Picton Reading Room closure notice
Picton Reading Room in Central Library will be closed from 1st to 31st August 2019 to allow for plaster repairs and full repainting of the dome. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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Summer fun at Central Library
Free activities for children at Central Library - join us for storytelling, magic, crafts, puppets and much more.
Join a library
Join and start borrowing from any Liverpool library or our online library, Read Liverpool.
Reserve and renew
Once you have joined, you can browse our catalogue, order and renew your books online.
Original documents, photographs, maps and newspapers that record local lives across the centuries.
Download books, audiobooks, magazines and comics to your phone, tablet or e-reader free of charge.
Based in Central Library, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre supports new and growing businesses.
Kickstart your business or a career in IT with a free Cisco Networking Academy® business or computing course.
Library sessions for children plus books, CDs, DVDs and talking books for children and young people.
Music parts service
View our orchestral sets and vocal scores ready to lend to orchestras and choirs throughout the UK.