Coronavirus update : Library services

Central Library, Breck Road Library, Croxteth Library, Dovecot Library, Spellow Library, Wavertree Library, Fazakerley Library and Norris Green Library are now open. Find out about the restricted services and opening hours, and the safety measures in place. A decision on reopening the remaining libraries will be made in the coming weeks. You can still access our free Read Liverpool online services

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  • 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. Your experience of BLM events taking place now will be the basis of research in the future.

    How to contribute to BLM

  • eLibrary workshop via Zoom

    Need help downloading ebooks and other resources from Read Liverpool? We're running one to one device workshops via Zoom to help you get started!

    Find out more and register

  • Silly Squad reading challenge characters

    Summer Reading Challenge 2020

    Our libraries may be closed but the Summer Reading Challenge has gone digital for 2020!

    Summer Reading Challenge

  • Liverpool Reads

    2020 is Year of Reading when we'll be working with partners across the city to inspire everyone of any age to read for pleasure.
    Find out more about Year of Reading

  • 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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