Library services update
Libraries are now open with some restrictions still in place. Read our customer information update to see what services are available.
Libraries and archives
Events, archives, business services and more...
Download books, audiobooks, magazines and comics to your phone, tablet or e-reader free of charge.
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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.
Based in Central Library, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre supports new and growing businesses.
Original documents, photographs, maps and newspapers that record local lives across the centuries.
Reading Friends is ready to take off
Reading Friends is a campaign where anyone can chat, have conversations and meet new people.
Read, Talk, Share
Read, Talk, Share is designed to combat loneliness and promote wellbeing through the proven power of reading during the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021 Year of Writing #LiverpoolWrites
2021 is Liverpool’s Year of Writing with a programme of high-quality enjoyable events, workshops, panels, courses, festivals and activities for all ages.
More about Year of Writing
Help Liverpool Archives document the Covid-19 pandemic in Liverpool so we can preserve these histories for posterity.
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.