Toxteth Library, originally opened in 1902 by Andrew Carnegie, who described Liverpool as the pioneer city of free libraries, received a 1.3m grant from the Big Lottery Fund which helped fund a renovation and modernisation project, the last time the building had such an extensive renovation was in 1956.
The Library boasts Edwardian features such as the original sash windows and radiators which were revamped and new study areas, meeting rooms, an exhibition space, a refreshment area and a performance space were created. The library has computers and Wi-Fi internet access installed throughout while adding many new books to its collection.
The Library contains many unique features, and has been updated to serve the purposes of people in the modern era. The new features of the library include:
• Free public internet access.
• Chinese book collection.
• Children's Black interest collection.
• Adaptive software is available for disabled users
(screen magnification and text to speech).
So take a trip down to the library and rekindle your love of books. Make the most of a lazy weekend or just go and learn something you never knew you’d be interested. Libraries are one of the great things we have that are designed purely for our benefit, they’re free and could do with a little TLC.