The fully refurbished Southport Library re-opened in 2013 following a major improvement to the Lord Street building, which is part of the wider Atkinson cultural centre project.
The showpiece is the extended children’s section with room for activities and events, which includes a ship, specially made for the library, named after Kathleen - a real fishing boat built in Southport around 1900.
Other additions include a new teenage space, self-service machines and information pods, a wider range of books and access to toilets.
|Monday - Saturday
||10:00am – 5:00pm
For Opening hours during school holidays please refer to the Atkinson website.
Please note: The Library is open but not staffed after 2pm on Saturdays. There is no access to the public network computers. Lending items can be borrowed via the self service.
Story and Rhymetime, Tues and Wed 10.30am; Thurs 2pm
Reading groups for adults
Graphic novel reading group for teenagers
Family History Helpdesk, Tues 2.30pm - 4.30pm; Fri 10am - 12 noon; Sat 10.30am - 1pm
Beginner's IT training sessions, contact the library for details
FREE WiFi access
Car parking in the town: pay-and-display or park-and-ride
The library is on the ground floor.
Automatic entrance doors
Hearing induction loops
Self-service colour photocopier
Local history sections collection
The library is fully accessible, and DDA compliant
0151 934 2118