Kirkby library

Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley, L32 8XY

What's on offer

  • Books for loan
  • Reference materials
  • Public computers with Internet and Microsoft Office
  • Free WiFi
  • WiFi Printing
  • Quiet study area
  • Photocopying
  • Children’s Library
  • Online courses
  • Knowsley Archive and public search room
  • Free digital photo service for Blue Badge applications

Archive Resource for Knowsley (ARK)

The Archive Resource for Knowsley (ARK) is the repository for Knowsley Archives and is located in Kirkby Library. 

It includes documents, maps and photographs that are unique to Knowsley’s past and a large collection of local and family history books and resources. 

The public search room is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-1pm and appointments can be made outside of these times to view the collections. 

Contact Knowsley Archives on 0151 443 4291 or email for details.

Family historians can access Ancestry Library Edition free of charge on all public PCs in Libraries. 

Discover the treasures held in the Archive by searching the online catalogue and find out more about the services on offer and the history of Knowsley’s townships at the Knowsley Local History website.

Venue opening times
  • Monday - 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday - 10am to 5pm
  • Friday - 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 1pm
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