Liverpool Central Library


Liverpool Central Library

Liverpool Central Library is the largest of the 24 libraries in Liverpool, England. The Liverpool Central Library can be found in the centre of Liverpool.

Buildings

The library is located in several adjoining historic buildings on the city's historic William Brown Street. The library's first building was the William Brown Library and Museum building which was completed in 1860 and which it has always shared with the city's museum, now known as World Museum Liverpool. The library was then extended further to the right with the addition in 1879 of the Picton Reading Room and to the rear with the Hornby Library in 1906. All three of these buildings are Grade II* listed buildings and are built in a classical style similar to other buildings on the street.

Rebuilding

In May 2008 it was announced that some of the complex of buildings the hold the Central Library will be demolished and replaced with modern buildings suitable for use with modern IT services. The Historic buildings in the complex will be refurbished to provide modern facilities [ [http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2008/05/16/50m-rebuild-for-liverpool-s-central-library-100252-20920848/ £50m rebuild for Liverpool's Central Library] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.civichalls.liverpool.gov.uk/centrallibrary/index.asp Liverpool Central Library website]
* [http://www.virtualtours360.net/vtupload/liverpool/centrallibrary/centrallibrary.html Virtual tour of Liverpool Central Library]
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* [http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/Leisure_and_culture/Libraries/How_to_find_us/Central_library/index.asp Liverpool Libraries web page]
* [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=359740 Images of England:Picton Reading Room and Hornby Library]
* [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=359739 Images of England:William Brown Library]


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