Find your local library

There are five libraries in Knowsley - at Halewood, Huyton, Kirkby, Prescot and Stockbridge Village. There is also a home library service delivering at sites across the Borough, and a dedicated school library service. 

Discover Knowsley's libraries 

 Libraries across Knowsley are open and expanding the services available as national restrictions ease.

The shelves are bursting with great new fiction and top titles, and we look forward to welcoming you to browse and borrow them. The Select and Collect service is still available, too. You can also use the computers – by appointment to guarantee your spot, or on a drop-in basis subject to availability.

We no longer have a limit on the number of customers in the library at any one time, and we’re starting to put furniture back for your use.

The Archive Service (ARK) is open for visits by appointment. Book a visit to the Archive.

Libraries in Knowsley

Whatever your reason for visiting - for information, learning or leisure - you will find our libraries have something of interest for you. Anybody can become a member of the library, at any age, and it is free to join.

All of our libraries offer a broad selection of stock and free computer use for library members. Our libraries also host regular events and formal or informal courses for all ages. Please contact your local library to find out what’s available or access the Libraries website Knowsley Library – More than books for more information.

Digital photo service for Blue Badge applications
If you’re applying for a Blue Badge, but find it difficult to provide a digital image, Knowsley’s libraries are here to help.

The Blue Badge scheme is for people who have a disability or hidden disability to make it easier for them to travel.

All Knowsley Libraries are now offering a free digital photograph service for Blue Badge applicants who have no access to provide a digital image.

No appointment is necessary, you just need to bring proof of ID such as a valid driving licence, passport, or current Council Tax/utility bill.

If you need more support to complete a Blue Badge application, you can contact the council in a number of ways. You can:

  1. Chat to an Online Advisor – start a chat at knowsley.gov.uk/online-services. Advisors are available Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm, except on Wednesdays, when the hours are 9am until 4pm.
  2. Telephone – call 0151 489 6000. Our Customer Services Team is available Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm with the exception of Wednesday which is 9am until 4pm.
  3. Face to face –please call 0151 489 6000 to discuss arranging an appointment.

Find out more about how to apply for a Blue Badge here

Regular activities take place in all Knowsley libraries

  • Words and pictures - story and play sessions for pre-school children
  • After school and holiday activities for children
  • Reading groups
  • Adult learning sessions
  • Family History Help Desk
  • Craft Sessions for adults
  • And so much more….

Halewood library

What's on offer?

  • Books for loan
  • Reference materials
  • Public computers with internet and Microsoft office
  • Free WiFi
  • Quiet study area
  • Fax and photocopying
  • Children’s library
  • Online courses
  • Free digital photo service for Blue Badge applications

Disability access information
 

Opening hours Accessible features Contact details
  • Monday - 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10am to 1pm
  • Friday -  10am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 1.00 pm
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing aid loop
Halewood Library
The Halewood Centre
Roseheath Drive
Halewood, Knowsley
L26 9UH
Telephone: 0151 443 2086
Email: yourlibrary
@knowsley.gov.uk

 

 

Huyton library

What's on offer

  • Books for loan
  • Reference materials
  • Public computers with internet and Microsoft office
  • Free WiFi
  • Quiet study area
  • Fax and photocopying
  • Children’s library
  • Online courses
  • Free digital photo service for Blue Badge applications

Disability access information

 
Opening hours Accessible features Contact details
  • Monday - 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10am to 1pm
  • Friday -  10am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 1pm
  • Automatic doors
  • Lift
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing aid loop
  • Textphone
  • Magnifier
  • Accessible toilets
Huyton Library
Civic Way
Huyton
Knowsley
L36 9GD
Telephone: 0151 443 3734
Email: yourlibrary
@knowsley.gov.uk

 

Kirkby library

What's on offer

  • Books for loan
  • Reference materials
  • Public computers with internet and Microsoft office
  • Free WiFi
  • Quiet study area
  • Fax and 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. Please contact Knowsley Archives on 0151 443 4291 or email infoheritage@knowsley.gov.uk for details.

Family historians can access Ancestry Library Edition free of charge on all public PCs in Libraries. Discover the treasures that are 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 Knowsley Local History website.

Disability access information

 
Opening hours Accessible features Contact details
  • Monday - 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10am to 1pm
  • Friday - 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 1pm
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lift
  • Hearing aid loop
  • Textphone
  • Magnifier
1st Floor, The Kirkby Centre,
Norwich Way,
Kirkby
Knowsley
L32 8XY
Telephone: 0151 443 4289
Email: yourlibrary@knowsley.gov.uk
 

Prescot library

What's on offer

  • Books for loan
  • Reference materials
  • Public computers with internet and Microsoft office
  • Free WiFi
  • Quiet study area
  • Fax and photocopying
  • Children’s library
  • Online courses
  • Free digital photo service for Blue Badge applications

Disability access information
 
Opening hours Accessible features Contact details
  • Monday - 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday - 10am - 5pm
  • Friday - 10am - 5pm 
  • Saturday - 10am - 1pm
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing aid loop
  • Textphone
  • Magnifier
Prescot Centre
Prescot Shopping Centre
Aspinall Street
Prescot, Merseyside
L34 5GA
Telephone: 0151 443 5101
Fax Number: 0151 443 5104
Email: yourlibrary@knowsley.gov.uk

Stockbridge Village library

What's on offer

  • Books for loan
  • Reference materials
  • Public computers with internet and Microsoft office
  • Free WiFi
  • Quiet study area
  • Fax and photocopying
  • Children’s library
  • Online courses
  • Free digital photo service for Blue Badge applications
Disability access information
 
Opening hours Accessible features Contact details
  • Monday - 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10am to 1pm
  • Friday - 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 1pm
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing aid loop
  • Magnifier
The Withens
Stockbridge Village
Knowsley
L28 1AB
Telephone: 0151 443 2501
Email: yourlibrary@knowsley.gov.uk
 

Home Delivery Service

Could you benefit from the library’s home delivery service?
Do you, or does someone you know enjoy reading but have trouble getting to and from your local library?
If you are a Knowsley resident, the Library Home Delivery Service is ideal for you.

You can borrow:

  • Spoken word CDs
  • Large print books (both fiction and non-fiction)
  • Normal print books (both fiction and non-fiction)
  • Children’s books

A maximum of five books can be borrowed at a time. All books are individually chosen according to your taste, and delivered directly to you every four weeks by our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

How can I sign up?
For more information, please ring Huyton Library on 0151 443 3734 or email yourlibrary@knowsley.gov.uk
 
You may also wish to register for our online e-Books service which allows you to download and read e-Books and e-Audiobooks on your computer or mobile device at home. If so, please send an email with your name, address and postcode to yourlibrary@knowsley.gov.uk  and a membership number and pin will be emailed to you.
 
Both home delivery and e-Books services are free.