October events in Central Library
- Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition - make sure you get your tickets for the launch night of this major new exhibition on 20th October 2017.
- Half term events at Central Library - see what free events we're offering for children throughout the week of 23rd-27th October 2017.
See the famous collections of rare books housed in the magnificent Hornby Library and Oak Room.
View the impressive Picton Reading Room, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
Study our unique and rare archives from the 13th century to the present day which tell Liverpool’s story.
Find out about the full range of services we offer below.
What's on in Central Library?
Harry Potter A History of Magic: 20 Oct '17-4 Feb '18
Central Library is proud to present a major new exhibition in partnership with The British Library.
Free half term fun at Central Library
Come along this half term and and join in the free fun for children between Monday 23rd and Friday 27th October 2017.
'Thrills and Quills' 2pm, 4th November 2017
A comic look at Jane Austen's letters and what she may have conjured up if she had a Twitter account. Tickets are £5 from Central Library.
Archives in Central Library
Our local studies collection and Search Room with books on all aspects of Liverpool's history are located in the 'Archive' area.
Discover for children
A stunning space for children to discover books with an accessible area for under 5’s. Free computers for children do school work or have fun. Storytelling and themed days take place here too.
15,000 rare books
15,000 rare books in the Hornby Library, Oak Room and Picton Reading Room. For many visitors, the star attraction is a copy of John James Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’.
Deli Marche Café
Enjoy the views from the terrace overlooking St John’s Gardens along with a Costa coffee, light bite or scrumptious cake.
Need to hire a meeting room?
Looking for the perfect venue for your meeting? All three of our partitioned meeting rooms are soundproof and can be configured to your specific requirements.
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