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

  • Liverpool Reads

    2020 is Year of Reading. Throughout the year we will be working with partners across the city to inspire everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, to read for pleasure – whether that’s enjoying a novel, picking up a poem or entering the world of comic books.
    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.

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  • 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

  • Hard back book

    Business services

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

    Discover our business services

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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