Liverpool Central Library

Visited on a Sunday afternoon and was very impressed.

Entrance to the library.

Entrance to the library.

Picton Reading Room. Peaceful and stunning.

Picton Reading Room. Peaceful and stunning.

Looking down to the ground floor.

Looking down to the ground floor.

Drums and dancing in Discover, the childrens' library.

Drums and dancing in Discover, the childrens’ library

Each enquiry and reception desk was staffed. The staff wore uniforms of a sky blue blouse or shirt and a dark skirt or trousers with or without a navy jumper, with a staff lanyard. There were 2 staff at the front door, looked like security rather than help with the self service. There are over 150 public computers and the whole library is bright and colourful. The new book shelves were rather empty, good sign, but other shelves were crowded and messy.

Altogether lots going on here, seating, shelving, facilities appealing and attractive.

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2 thoughts on “Liverpool Central Library

  1. Fantastic. Our libraries have minimal books, lots of empty space and self-service terminals, no staff uniforms, and nothing like the decorative elements. And they certainly wouldn’t be open on a Sunday. Glad to see there are still good libraries elsewhere in the country.

  2. Some thirty-umph years ago I sat in the Picton Reading Room every day for about three weeks working on essays for college. It was an inspiring place to be! I haven’t been for years! (probably about thirty-umph of them!)

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