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Liverpool Central Library

Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
+44 151 233 3069
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Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
Central Liverpool
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+44 151 233 3069
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Novel in design and concept, the book storage areas spiral round an open central atrium, and one could easily get so involved in considering the different spaces exposed, as to become distracted and almost ignore the books!. The Library also offers a conveniently placed cafe,...More

Thank john t
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very quiet with a style of old and new. The architecture is amazing and the place is very comfortable to sit and just read a book! nice thing to do if the weather is bad!

Thank maxwilson977
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern and old combined ,i walked through the modern part of the library then through a door and it was like stepping back in time .Totally beautiful room just wish id had time to sit down and enjoy it more

Thank cath21102016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place - has both the old and the new. The new is right there when you enter- fabulous architecture. Take the escalator up and enter the old by walking through the old world gorgeous Picton Reading Room - another wow moment. Then proceed...More

Thank DEP3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a contrast outside grandly designed Roman columns and bold angular architecture harking back to Empire, but then on entering the building you are met with an impressive modernist designed atrium full of space and style. Franchised Costa left of the door, it's a franchise...More

Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been here before but what a wonderful place it is. Set out for any lover of books it has an ambience that suits anyone who just wants to wander along the vast collection of books or just to sit and read to...More

Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the Liverpool Central Library was refurbished - well, let's not beat about the bush, rebuilt - a few years ago I was concerned that it would lose its essential character. The 'new' building has, however, kept the best aspects of its original High Victorian...More

Thank TyroSailor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even before you open a single book - and there are plenty to choose from - you will be blown away by the amazing architecture, seamlessly combining old and new and delighting the eye from every angle. The central, circular reading room is spectacular, but,...More

Thank Howi58
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the design. Its comfortable, quiet and nice atmosphere. A lot of books to read! The library is in a good area so it's shame not to visit if you love books.

Thank Alise K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not often I would consider rating a library, but this library is definitely worth a visit since its refurbishment in 2013. It manages to maintain the old rooms but provides modern facilities and IT, including 150 computers and iPads. You can even go...More

Thank Angela C
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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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