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Liverpool Central Library

The Liverpool Archives and Family History Department is now open in the newly refurbished Liverpool Central Library. Situated on the 3rd Floor, William Brown Street, Liverpool. There are toilet facilities and lockers available and refreshments can be purchased on the Ground floor.

Archives & family history

Opening times

Monday to Friday - 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Search Room

TThe Search Room in Central Library is available to consult original archives and books by appointment only. At least one full working day’s notice is required, a list of items needed and reference numbers which can be obtained from the online catalogues.
Items are collected at the end of each session and there is a limit of the number of items you can view.br> Bookings may be made for a morning session, an afternoon session, or all day.

The Search Room opening times are:-

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 9.30am to 6pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 8pm
Saturday 9.30am to 5pm

There are 6 reserved places and 2 unreserved places.

Additional material is available in microfilm or microfiche format. Microfilm viewers are available. You can also use our computers to search 'Ancestry' and 'Find My Past' websites for free. All research facilities are open during normal Central opening hours.

You will not have to pre-book the Microfilm/reader Printers readers or Fiche Readers.

You can access the Archive catalogue at:-


Liverpool Register Office

open Monday to Friday 9am-4.45pm and Saturday 9am-12pm.

St. George's Hall
Heritage Entrance
St. George's Place
L1 1JJ

Tel: 0151 233 3004

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