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Liverpool Central Library

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Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
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Address: William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
Phone Number: 44 151 233 3069

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A 21st century library

This library has kept its original facade but the interior has the wow factor. As you walk in it looks like a film set with escalators and lifts whizzing you up to the upper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This library has kept its original facade but the interior has the wow factor. As you walk in it looks like a film set with escalators and lifts whizzing you up to the upper floors. From the ground floor you look straight up to a glass ceiling.The beautiful reference library has been refurbished but has kept its original fittings which... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Got a bit of a shock when I visited the library as they have OVER modernised it! It must have been a beautiful building but go upstairs to the Picton Reading Room for a REAL TREAT!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

On entering the big central atrium you get a very modern feel, looking up towards the large skylight is stunning with the stairways crossing, the design and architecture have been tastefully done, well worth a visit if in the area.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This library was always amazing. The recent refit has made it all the more special. The older parts of the building are dedicated to the archives. The new viewing platform is ver individual and special. The updated reading and study spaces are spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great during the Easter holidays My step daughter is a real book work and lost herself for hours Free shows etc during the Easter holiday made this a really enjoyable afternoon Fabulous

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I was bowled over by the use being made by a complete cross section of people of library's extensive facilites. The original reading rooms were fabulous.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

well worth a look. This is a lovely building with many features. Ideal place for budding photographers.

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Just a short walk through the park from St Georges Hall or from Liverpool Lime St station.. This is worth a visit just to see the modern construction of the building. Also how they have managed to integrate the older structure into the modern. At the time of my visit there was an exhibition on the Lusitania. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This library has been renovated to an exceptional standard. The children's section is great, and have a fantastic selection of books. During school holidays they have free shows for the kids to get involved in, i.e. singing, crafts, story telling etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Amazing library, never seen another one like it.... what library has 4 floors with esculators and a sun terrace

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