The Liverpool History Society Library has over 700 titles. It is housed in the Search Room, Liverpool Record Office on the 3rd floor of the Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool.
Opening Hours for the collection
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30am to 7:30pm.
Saturdays 9:30am to 4:30pm
The Search Room is closed on Sundays.
Access is limited to one person per visit and you must report at the desk that you are a member of LHS. Bags, cases, document wallets and so on are not allowed in the Search Room and will need to be stored in a locker -a £1 coin is needed for this (refundable).
We are very grateful to Liverpool Central Library for their support and co-operation in granting Liverpool History Society’s collection of books a permanent home in Liverpool Record Office.
We hold some very old and rare books which are for Reference Only and cannot be removed from the library. All other books can be borrowed from this collection by following the procedure below.
SURPLUS BOOKS FOR SALE
We have a limited space available in the library and the Committee have decided that we should only keep one copy of each book.
There are over 100 duplicates and it has been decided to offer them to our members before disposing of them otherwise. These books have been removed from the collection. Most of the books are about Liverpool /Wirral history and have an LHS sticker and label on/in them.
The approximate value of each book has been worked out by comparing prices on the main online book sellers, and they are being offered at a fraction of the prices listed elsewhere.
To show interest in any books please email the librarian for the list and, if they are still available, they can reserved for you and a method of payment and collection will be arranged.
Note: The pamphlets and slim publications will be together in Box Files in alphabetical order by author and situated on the shelves. Currently they are being catalogued separately from the book collection and unavailable.
Where there is more than one author of a publication, the first author will appear alphabetically with full title details, but the other authors will also appear alphabetically in the catalogue with a ‘see reference’ to the first author.