Library services during national lockdown

We are now able to offer an order and collect service at selected libraries. Find out more about order and collect, our Read Liverpool online services and home library service

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  • Smart phones and iPads

    eReading

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

    Access Read Liverpool now

  • Gears whirring

    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

  • Hard back book

    Join a library

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

    Join a library now

  • 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

  • Hard back book

    Business services

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

    Discover our business services

  • Reference books

    Archives

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

    Explore our archives

  • Black Lives Matter gathering outside St George's Hall

    Black Lives Matter

    Help Liverpool Archives document the BLM campaign in Liverpool so we can preserve these histories for posterity. 

    How to contribute to BLM

  • 2020 Year of Reading

    Throughout 2020 we will be working with our partners across the city to inspire everyone from all generations to read for pleasure.
    Find out more about Year of Reading

  • Toddlers reading

    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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