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Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
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All reviewspicton reading roomroof terracemodern interiorfamily historychildren's sectionwell worth a visitharry potterbeautiful buildinggreat view of the citythe ground floorwalker art gallerycosta coffeelocal historyon displaycomputerslibrariesarchitecture
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Reviewed today

This is a stunning building and very well used. Visit and make sure to see the original reading room as well.

Thank William R
Reviewed yesterday

great building inside . 1000s of books library with extreas including a cafe with costa coffee . even rare books on show

Thank aaronking1988
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Library is a fusion of Bibliography. Very old world externally, but very modernistic in its contents. Whilst there in its hallowed halls, I saw some of the most wondrous tomes. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to the Central to all serious book lovers.

Thank dpcbeech
Reviewed 3 days ago

You must visit the reading room which is all original. Really breathtaking. You feel transported to the age of Sherlock Holmes!!

Thank nickys150
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best libraries I have been in ...what a perfect mix of old and new brought together..other cities should copy this spent hours in here and I'm not a bookworm

Thank bizilizi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply breathtaking inside ..... you can spend hours here and there is a large coffee / deli shop. And Ian Rankin is coming for an evening on October 15th ..... grab a ticket if you can as there will be a panel of murderous professionals...More

Thank Jake-from-Liverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love books, but they are so often stashed away in hidden little places that are fusty and dusty, or housed in boring municipal buildings with little soul. Liverpool Central Library is a massive offering of both books and light! The interior just embraces the...More

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped into the Library really to use the Tourist Information but what a pleasant surprise the visit was. Aside from the very useful information/recommendations that the TI lady gave us the fairly newly renovated library building was a revelation in itself! Good views from the...More

Thank ArthurMK1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing place its the biggest library outside of London holds every birth death and marriage.newspaper ever printed in UK as well as a normal library 📚

Thank wainwright139
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Picton Reading Room was recommended to us and it really was worth while. You are free to wander (quietly!)round including the gallery. Free entry.

Thank liddell6326
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Miki L
16 September 2018|
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Response from Mike N | Reviewed this property |
They are closed on Boxing day but open on Christmas Eve 09.00-17.00
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niamh b
17 April 2018|
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It's 10p per bw side of A4 paper. 20p for bw A3 per side and 40p per A4 side of color and £1.00 for A3 per side.
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Brid56
16 January 2018|
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Response from Jake-from-Liverpool | Reviewed this property |
You need to take proof of ID with an address. E.G. Driving Licensce or a utility bill / bank statement etc. Its dead easy and takes a couple of mins and you get your library card on the spot. There is a choice of Library... More
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