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Liverpool Central Library

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

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Roof top view. Public facilities. Cafe with terrace. Picton room. Children's section. Helpful staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Roof top view. Public facilities. Cafe with terrace. Picton room. Children's section. Helpful staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a must see for an avid reader like me during our visit to Liverpool and even though my husband doesn't read many books, he was as impressed with this building as I was. A stunning mix of the old and new from the fabulous architecture of the spiral staircase to the Picton reading room which wouldn't have looked... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

From the outside it's a magnificent building and inside equally so ... it combines the modern with the classical, whoever designed this treasure has managed to bring the two genres together. In my opinion, the Picton Reading Room is just so beautiful and it is a library where you dare not speak out loud, so peaceful and a place to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Amazing building transformed and brought into the 21st century. Worth going just to see building, staircase and rooftop view.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

go see it - go see it now They've done an amazing job refurbishing the library, it's simply stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The way it has been re-designed after the building work is spectacular.Well worth a visit as part of a city trip

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

When I walked into this building I was amazed by the space and light. Plenty of public computers and, as to be expected, thousands of books. As well as the new area I was fascinated by the Picton Reading Room, the Hornby Library and the Oak Room. Well worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a library. Goes up and up and up! Went right to the top and then out onto the terrace. The old section of the re-modelled library is beautiful and worth a look too. (Picton reading room)

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Dublin, Ireland, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very well decorated with ever corner having a purpose. Great system to use public computers. Fab views of the city from the rooftop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Worth having a quick look around as the spaced is light and airy, the main attraction of the architecture is worth a look and the main room is huge. It is more useful for locals though as I go to university in Liverpool and really enjoy this library as it has a great range of books!

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