Coronavirus outbreak: Libraries service updates

All libraries are now closed. We encourage library users to make the most of the free Read Liverpool online services to download a range of reading materials. Loan periods have been extended so customers will not be fined for late returns. You can renew items online. We are sorry but we are unable to take online reservations at the moment.

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  • Liverpool Reads

    2020 is Year of Reading when we'll be working with partners across the city to inspire everyone of any age to read for pleasure.
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  • Hard back book

    Join a library

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

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  • 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

  • Reference books

    Archives

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

    Explore our archives

  • Smart phones and iPads

    eReading

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

    Access Read Liverpool now

  • Business services

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

    Discover our business services

  • 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

  • Children's resources

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

    Explore resources for children

  • Music parts service

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

    Browse our collection

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