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  • Megan Phelps-Roper

    Megan Phelps-Roper in conversation

    On Thursday 14th November Central Library is delighted to welcome Megan Phelps-Roper for a night of eye opening conversation.

    Find out more

  • Start-up Stars

    Join four fantastic local business founders as they share their stories of becoming self-employed. Chaired by Cynthia Ajayi of The Women's Organisation at Central Library on 20th November at 6.30pm.
    Register for free

  • Erin Morgenstern

    Erin Morgenstern in conversation

    Meet Erin Morgenstern at Central Library on 27th November discussing The Starless Sea, her follow up to The Night Circus.

    Find out more

  • 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

  • Reference books

    Archives

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

    Explore our archives

  • 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

  • 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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