Events in Central Library
- Saturday 16th June, 2pm: Liverpool Hall of Fame: A trial series of lectures on well known Liverpool personalities starting with Kitty Wilkinson, Queen of the Washhouses.
- Saturday 16th June, 7pm: The Art Clinic Liverpool present an evening of poetry, prose and drama on the topic of Time in aid of the Sunflower Cancer Care Centre. Tickets £5.50. Book online now.
- Saturday 23rd June, 1.30pm: The Rubbish Shakespeare Company present Romeo and Juliet. Expect an hour of multi-rolling, unkempt wigs and the burliest Juliet yet. Ideal for the whole family (3+). Tickets from £6.50. Book online via Eventbrite.
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.
The key histories of Liverpool by Enfield, Picton Muir, Chandler and Belchem are available along with detailed history of the City and Merseyside. There is also more general history related to Lancashire and Cheshire available. There are significant journals and periodicals such as The Porcupine and Liverpolitan, year books, annual reports and directories such as The Red Book along with the directories for the Diocese and Archdiocese. Please note that these books are for reference only. Many of the key works have been catalogued and indexed in detail, and the information is searchable via the archive catalogue.
The collection also includes material on microfilm and microfiche such as newspapers, periodicals, photographs and church records and you can search our subscription sites, Ancestry and Find My Past, via the Digital Library which is available on Library computers.