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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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A brilliant mix of classical and modern architecture combined with every asset to learn and take pleasure from reading and studying.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A brilliant mix of classical and modern architecture combined with every asset to learn and take pleasure from reading and studying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were on a bit of a whirlwind tour of that end of Liverpool so only stepped in for a couple of minutes and had a quick look round. What a fabulous place! The sort of place you want to stay in. Amazing architecture, the reading room is just breath taking! Mt 10 year old thought it was just like... More 

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The loveliest part of this building is the Picton Library - a large round room with books accessed by wrought iron spiral staircases and walkways. The acoustics are a bit strange, due to the metal staircases, but there is an atmosphere of stillness due to the fact that users take care not to make a noise. In the Picton there's... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

an unknown gem in the centre of liverpool. The new part blends well with the older part. But sit in the original library and reflect

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

this place is amazing.....as you walk in the whole place opens up before your eyes and the views are breathtaking from the veiwing gallery up top they have done a wonderfull job in its design I was totally impressed a must visit

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

For those who have never experienced this building you have to go. I know that sounds a bit mad that you have to visit a library but it is fantastic. The outside from the front hasn't changed much but oh my word, the inside is incredible. It used to be like the offices of some 1950's east European council building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A building full of wonders and knowledge as soon as you enter the main library and take a deep breath you know you can be in only one place - the smell of all those volumes ready for your perusal

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Everyone should see this building. It's something the city should be proudest of; behind the original facade they have created a modern, eclectic library which is state of the art but maintains it's roots. It's like the tar dis; much bigger inside than you think!

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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the most beautiful libraries in the world I would say the circular reading room with its balcony is amazing. The atmosphere is serene and calming. So much so while we were there we observed a chap with his shoes off fast asleep!!

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Crosby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have not visited this library for years, but had the opportunity to visit recently. It has had a total makeover, and is a very impressive place to visit. I decided to do a bit of family tree research whilst I was there, and there is a good section dedicated to this topic, with knowledgeable and helpful staff. It was... More 

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