Liverpool City Council

Key Information

  • Collection Name: Liverpool Central Library
  • Reference Number: 275
  • Date of last revision: 8 February 2007
  • Address: William Brown Street LIVERPOOL L3 8EW
  • Person in charge: Miss J Little (Head of Library and Information Services)
  • Main contact: Ms. R. Grodner (Team Leader Business and Technology) or Mr. M Stoker (Manager Record Office and Local Studies)
  • Contact telephone number(s): 0151 233 5844 (Humanities, Reference) / 0151 2335817 Local Studies and Archives)
  • Contact email address:
  • Website:
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1800; Sat 0900-1700; Sun 1200-1600 Record Office and Local Studies; closure for 2 weeks in June.
  • Access: Record Office and Local Studies; reader's ticket required which can be obtained on giving proof of name and address.
  • Facilities for copying: Photocopying, microfilming, microfilm reader


  • Humanities Reference Department
    Approx. 20,000 sheets. OS 1:50,000, 1:25,000 and 1:10,000 for UK;
    1:1,250 for Merseyside; smaller scales as published. Various
    earlier editions at 1:10,560. Geological Survey at
    1:10,560/10,000 as published. Other misc. collections.
  • Record Office and Local History Department
    Covers Liverpool, Merseyside and surrounding area. OS County Series 1:2,500 and 1:10,560, also some 1:10,560 for Cheshire and Lancashire. Liverpool at 1:1,056 (1849).
    Street maps of Liverpool; estate maps - originals and some copies; copies of tithe maps. Holds the manorial and estate records of the Marquis of Salisbury (15-20th centuries).
    Houses the library of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire.

The Lending Library has a loan set of OS 1:50,000.


Humanities Reference Department ;
Record Office

Published by: Clare Gordon

Clare Gordon