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Liverpool Record Office

Liverpool Record Office

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3rd Floor Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8EW

Contact us

Contact Liverpool Record Office

We are closed bank holidays

Opening hours


To consult original archives, rare books and other material you must make an appointment to use the search room. 

You do not need an appointment to use Microfilm machines. Computers on the archive floor can only be used for family and local history research.

Our Family History Helpdesk drop in is open every Tuesday 1pm-3.30pm.

Guides and resources

Where to start if you're thinking of tracing your family history, and how we can help. Our local studies collection includes microfilmed newspapers and church records, reference books and more.

Ask an expert

The search room is available by appointment only to view original archives, rare books, maps, photographs and more, and If you can't get to us in person, our dedicated research officer can carry out short or in-depth information searches. There is a charge for this service.

Our collections

We preserve and provide access to a large and diverse collection of records that evidence life in Liverpool, both past and present. Our archive catalogue lists all the reference material you need to help with your search.