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  • Boy in library

    Summer fun at Central Library

    Free activities for children at Central Library - join us for storytelling, magic, crafts, puppets and much more.

    View activity dates and times

  • Trans Lives: Uncover Your Story

    As part of 'Trans Lives in Liverpool' we are running writing workshops for trans people to document their experiences.

    Find out more

  • Tracy Chevalier in Conversation

    Tracy Chevalier joins us on 10th September to discuss her latest novel 'A Single Thread'. Tickets from £5.50.

    Book tickets

  • 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


    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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