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.
Libraries and archives
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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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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.
Download books, audiobooks, magazines and comics to your phone, tablet or e-reader free of charge.
Based in Central Library, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre supports new and growing businesses.
Kickstart your business or a career in IT with a free Cisco Networking Academy® business or computing course.
Library sessions for children plus books, CDs, DVDs and talking books for children and young people.
Music parts service
View our orchestral sets and vocal scores ready to lend to orchestras and choirs throughout the UK.