Archives & family history
- Archives – Liverpool Record Office Visit our archives and search room, or use our reference websites to research into local history or your family history.
- Family history Liverpool Record Office is the main centre for family history research in the city.
- Local studies collection Our local studies collection has books on all aspects of Liverpool's history located in the 'Archive' area on the 3rd floor of Central Library.
- Research service If you're unable to come to the archive in person, we have a dedicated Research Officer who can carry out this research
- The search room The search room is on the third floor of Central Library where you can consult original archives, rare books, maps, photographs and more by appointment.
- Our collections We preserve and provide access to a large and diverse collection of records that evidence life in Liverpool, both past and present.
- Liverpool archive catalogue Our archive catalogue lists all the reference material you need to help with your search.
- Digital archive collection You can access some of our records digitally, including oral histories, podcasts and photographic collections.