Support for Internet Explorer

It looks like you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser. This is now considered ‘end-of-life’, and Microsoft is withdrawing support for it because it uses outdated technology. This means that it will no longer receive important security updates and previous bugs will not be fixed.

This means that the risk and cost are placed on service providers to develop twice for modern browsers and again for Internet Explorer. As free, modern alternatives are available for most platforms it is difficult to justify spending public money on further development.

Please see the Withdrawal of support for Internet Explorer notice from NHS Digital for more information and guidance.

Liverpool Libraries

Libraries in Liverpool.

Some Covid-safe measures remain in place across all libraries in line with Liverpool City Council protocols. This includes using hand sanitiser and social distancing.

We respectfully ask all customers to continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt.

The Home Library Service will continue to provide books to vulnerable customers across the city and we are pleased to announce the return of our book reservation services.

Revised opening hours

The following libraries are open for browsing and computer use.

  • Central Library – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm. Tuesday and Thursday 12pm to 8pm. You will need to book an appointment to use the archive search room and microfilm machines. See
    search room details and how to book an appointment.
  • Allerton Library – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 6pm. Saturday 10am to 4pm
  • Breck Road Library – Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm
  • Childwall Library – Wednesday 10am to 6pm and Thursday 10am- 5pm
  • Croxteth Library – Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm
  • Fazakerley Library – Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
  • Garston Library – Monday and Tuesday 9am to 4.30pm
  • Lee Valley Library – Thursday 10am to 5pm
  • Norris Green Library – Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 10am to 6pm. Saturday 10am to 4pm
  • Old Swan Library – Monday and Tuesday 10am to 6pm, Friday 10am to 5pm.
  • Sefton Park Library – Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Spellow Library – Monday and Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Thursday 10am to 5pm
  • Toxteth Library – Monday and Tuesday 10am to 6pm
  • Wavertree Library – Monday and Tuesday 10am to 6pm, Thursday 10am to 5pm
  • Parklands Library – Thursday and Friday 9am to 4.30pm

Kensington, West Derby and Walton (Life Rooms) libraries remain temporarily closed but we will resume services at these locations as soon as possible.

How to book a computer

Central Library

To book a computer in Central Library please email
or leave a message on 0151 233 5835.

Community libraries

For computer bookings in the community libraries, please call 0151 233 3069 and you will be put through to your chosen library site.

There are 16 libraries in Liverpool plus 1 in Fazakerley, which is run by a local group. All have computers with free internet access and several have free wi-fi.

As a member of Liverpool Libraries you can:

  • Borrow items from any location
  • Reserve and renew items online
  • Access Read Liverpool and download free ebooks, magazines, audiobooks and a host of reference resources

Some of our libraries also provide the following services:

  • Councillors surgeries
  • Genealogy group
  • Business advice
  • Reading groups
  • Bookstart story and rhyme time
How can I access this service?
If you live, work or study in Liverpool and have a Liverpool city postcode, you can apply for an online only membership. A membership number and PIN will be emailed to you so that you can access Read Liverpool to browse and download eBooks, eMagazines and other eResources. You can also visit any Liverpool library with proof of your name and address to join in person. You can then start borrowing immediately.
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