Liverpool Central Library

Liverpool Central Library
Liverpool Central Library reading room. Image by Austin Smith Lord

Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN – Visit Now

Liverpool’s Grade II-listed Central Library is the largest of the 22 libraries in the city and sits alongside a string of other, similarly magnificent Neo-Classical venues on William Brown Street: World Museum Liverpool, St. George’s Hall and the Walker Art Gallery. With sections of the building dating back to 1850 (including the circular Picton Reading Room, whose acoustics make page-turning a thing of noisy, echoing wonder), the building was restored to historic glory in 2013 thanks to a £50m refurbishment.

  • William Brown Street
  • Liverpool
  • L3 8EN
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges


Services and Facilities

Full library, digital archives, events space, cafe


Fully accessible