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Liverpool Central Library

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Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
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Address: Central Library William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
Phone Number: 44 151 233 3069
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Amazing! Beautiful inside!

Learned about this amazing central library during my Free Day Tour in Liverpool. Since it was introduced during my day tour, I visited it the next day. Amazing inside, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The library itself is a large impressive Victorian building and the inside is surprisingly light and airy and relaxing. People sit around browsing books in the impressive space of the central hall, and the place feels welcoming. But if you're not here for a specific book, take the elevator to the 4th floor and find the outdoor roof terrace, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Learned about this amazing central library during my Free Day Tour in Liverpool. Since it was introduced during my day tour, I visited it the next day. Amazing inside, and beautifully restored. A must- visit in Liverpool. Take time to explore and stay inside for half a day. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've seen a few libraries on my travels and can say that Liverpool is an impressive city library with a lot to offer. Great range of content on offer, free wifi, computer access and a pleasant rooftop to take a few nice photos from on a nice day. I spent maybe an hour here browsing through the travel literature which... More 

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Thank Shawn B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Centrally located ( the clue is in the name!), the Library is a wonderful resource. So many lovely books, so little time!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it is very interesting, especially when we went they had period clothes the children could dress up in

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wasn't expecting this! Amazing architecture, first class range of equipment from microfiche readers to the latest computers. Huge range of books, amazing sculptures of card and paper. The Picton Reading Room is a must see with an incredible collection of books from the 16th century onwards! The Oak Room has even older and bigger books. Very much worthwhile to... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The library to beat all others ...... you can spend all day here and more. The architecture is WOW with the old and the new. Even worth popping in just to take it all in. Staff are super friendly and know where everything is ..... I went in looking for the collected poems of Raymond Carver (20th Century American Literature)... More 

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Thank Jake-from-Liverpool
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if you want to see what a old library looks like come here it is out of this world. winding metal staircases books dating back to when the library was first built

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the many buildings in Liverpool that I didn't know existed. I didn't get time to go into the reading room but my other half says it is stunning.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The library has been refurbished and it is ll worth a quick visit just to see the magnificent staircase and done. Easy to fit in with a trip to St Georges Hall and The Walker Art Gallery

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