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Liverpool Central Library

William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England (Central Liverpool)
44 151 233 3069
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Ranked #2 of 136 Attractions in Liverpool
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We were advised to call in to check out the new interior. Full marks to the architect. The original exterior remains completely unspoilt but inside is clean lines, modern and rises up to an amazing dome. Go look.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The new part of the library is lovely, but the old part is what I found so attractive...a fun place to visit. It was so nice to see it getting so much use!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to get a full guided tour of the library and cannot rate it high enough. The way the modern build is integrated into the older parts is seamless and the older items on display were wonderful. Must visit.

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Catania, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This building is amazing, nice design and atmosphere. The reading room is absolutely stunning. Must see

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Yorkshire
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25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Just really worth 5 mins to pop in and see....free...near stop for hop on hop off bus...no need to be taking a book out...just wak in about 50 metres and look up....

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The newly refurbished library has not replaced the originals it has supplemented and enhanced the existing world class libaries on the site.Probably the best set of libraries in the UK

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goole
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

I was simply blown away by the interior design, an elliptical off set series of floors in an oak framework with lots of glass. There is an external viewing platform at the top of the building where you can see the sights of Liverpool. You then move into the old circular library, with a beautiful domed ceiling. If you stand... More

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Mambajao, Philippines
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Chance is a fine thing and I chanced upon the Library on a rainy day. Well worth the visit no matter what the weather, the Hornby wing was particularly interesting and the new amphitheater design of glass on 3 levels is equally impressive. Liverpool exceeds all expectation with a great variety of places it drink n eat.

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North West England
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was damaged in the 1940's. Dreadful repairs were made in the years following the war. The new interior is stunningly beautiful. A sensitive blend of grand Victorian external architecture with modern, complimentary interior additions. The grand Victorian reading rooms are also worth a visit

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

From the moment you step in the library, you get amazed by the amazing and huge work that has been put on it. Several floors filled with books from every possible subject, each equipped with many computers connected to the internet. On the first floor it's also featuring a large room for children with some toys/activities and children books. If... More

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