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  • Smart phones and iPads


    Download books, audiobooks, magazines and comics to your phone, tablet or e-reader free of charge.

    Access Read Liverpool now

  • Gears whirring

    Online courses

    Kickstart your business or a career in IT with a free Cisco Networking Academy® business or computing course.

    Join a free online course

  • Hard back book

    Join a library

    Join and start borrowing from any Liverpool library or our online library, Read Liverpool.

    Join a library now

  • Books on shelf

    Reserve and renew

    Once you have joined, you can browse our catalogue, order and renew your books online.

    Reserve or renew a book

  • Hard back book

    Business services

    Based in Central Library, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre supports new and growing businesses.

    Discover our business services

  • Reference books


    Original documents, photographs, maps and newspapers that record local lives across the centuries.

    Explore our archives

  • Chinese and British Exhibition

    A free display at Liverpool Central Library which explores the history, culture and heritage of British Chinese communities.

    More about the exhibition and events

  • Jude Lennon - image of camper van, her name and words storyteller and author

    Storytelling with Jude Lennon

    Join author of Little Lamb Tales and professional storyteller, Jude Lennon, at Childwall Library on Tuesday 14th February 2023.

    Find out more about these free sessions

  • Pat the Hat telling stories to children

    Storytelling with Pat the Hat

    Join traditional Irish storyteller, Pat the Hat, at Central Library on Friday 17th February 2023. 

    Find out more about Pat the Hat 

  • Toddlers reading

    Children's resources

    Library sessions for children plus books, CDs, DVDs and talking books for children and young people.

    Explore resources for children

  • Sheet music

    Music parts service

    View our orchestral sets and vocal scores ready to lend to orchestras and choirs throughout the UK.

    Browse our collection

  • Connect and move at your library

    Connect and move at your library

    Are you 60+ and interested in dance, keeping fit or getting together with a group of like-minded people?

    Connect and move now

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