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Due to essential building maintenance Central Library and Archive will be closed for a period of approximately 29 weeks.
We will continue to answer emails whilst Central Library is closed. Post-war Electoral Registers are currently available at
The opening hours of Parr, Peter Street, Thatto Heath, Haydock, Eccleston and Rainhill Libraries have been extended during this closure.
Please see the current list of temporary opening times.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Need help getting started? Enrol on a free five week beginners course 'Research Your Family Tree' at Eccleston Library. Taster
session on Wednesday 4th October - 4.30pm - 6.30pm, five week course to run from Tuesday 31st October - Tuesday 28th November between 12.45pm - 2.45pm. Limited places remain, call 01744 677675 for more details.
Take a look at What's On in Libraries for a list of forthcoming events.
View our Local History and Archive Catalogue.
Search Room facilities consist of:
Although most of the general local history stock in the Search Room may be consulted without an appointment it is advisable to book before visiting the library, as microform readers and computers are often in great demand.
Archives and records from collections stored elsewhere in the building, may either be consulted the same day or within 48 hours depending on the type of material requested.
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A Photography Permit is also available which allows the use of your own personal technological device (subject to copyright and preservation considerations).
All prices given are inclusive of VAT.
Prices do not include postage and packaging.
Some documents are fragile and cannot be produced or may be subject to copyright.
There is a charge for any advanced research work undertaken of
The above charges do not include post and packaging.