Coronavirus update : Library services
Central Library, Breck Road Library, Croxteth Library, Dovecot Library, Spellow Library, Wavertree Library, Fazakerley Library and Norris Green Library are now open. Find out about the restricted services and opening hours, and the safety measures in place. A decision on reopening the remaining libraries will be made in the coming weeks. You can still access our free Read Liverpool online services.
Libraries and archives
Events, archives, business services and more...
Black Lives Matter
Help Liverpool Archives document the BLM campaign in Liverpool so we can preserve these histories for posterity. Your experience of BLM events taking place now will be the basis of research in the future.
eLibrary workshop via Zoom
Need help downloading ebooks and other resources from Read Liverpool? We're running one to one device workshops via Zoom to help you get started!
2020 is Year of Reading. Throughout the year we will be working with partners across the city to inspire everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, to read for pleasure – whether that’s enjoying a novel, picking up a poem or entering the world of comic books.
Find out more about Year of Reading
Join a library
Join and start borrowing from any Liverpool library or our online library, Read Liverpool.
Reserve and renew
Once you have joined, you can browse our catalogue, order and renew your books online.
Original documents, photographs, maps and newspapers that record local lives across the centuries.
Based in Central Library, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre supports new and growing businesses.
Library sessions for children plus books, CDs, DVDs and talking books for children and young people.
Download books, audiobooks, magazines and comics to your phone, tablet or e-reader free of charge.
Kickstart your business or a career in IT with a free Cisco Networking Academy® business or computing course.
Music parts service
View our orchestral sets and vocal scores ready to lend to orchestras and choirs throughout the UK.