- 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.
- Visit Disabled Go for disabled access details for Central Library.
Find out about the full range of services we offer below.
What's on in Central Library?
Megan Phelps-Roper in conversation
On Thursday 14th November Central Library is delighted to welcome Megan Phelps-Roper for a night of eye opening conversation.
Join four fantastic local business founders as they share their stories of becoming self-employed. Chaired by Cynthia Ajayi of The Women's Organisation at Central Library on 20th November at 6.30pm.
Register for free
Erin Morgenstern in conversation
Meet Erin Morgenstern at Central Library on 27th November discussing The Starless Sea, her follow up to The Night Circus.
Our local studies collection and Search Room with books on all aspects of Liverpool's history are located in the 'Archive' area.
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.
15,000 rare books
15,000 rare books in the Hornby Library, Oak Room and Picton Reading Room.
Deli Marche Café
Enjoy the views from the terrace overlooking St John’s Gardens along with a Costa coffee, light bite or scrumptious cake.
Need to hire a meeting room?
Looking for the perfect venue for your meeting? All three of our partitioned meeting rooms are soundproof and can be configured to your specific requirements.