- 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.
Please note we are closed on bank holidays.
What's on in Central Library?
Dr Who's Who
To celebrate Liverpool World Museum's exhibition 'Dr Who Worlds of Wonder', Central Library invite you on a journey through time and space to meet some of the historical figures the Doctor has met from our own collections.
Discover for children
A space to discover books with an area for under 5’s too. Free computers for school work or having fun. Storytelling and events also take place here.
Our local studies collection and Search Room with books on all aspects of Liverpool's history are located in the 'Archive' area.
15,000 rare books
15,000 rare books in the Hornby Library, Oak Room and Picton Reading Room.
Need to hire a meeting room?
Looking for the perfect venue for your meeting? All of our meeting rooms are soundproof and can be configured to your requirements.