Wallasey Central Library
Tel: (0151) 639 2334
Normal Opening Times
Monday: 9am - 8pm
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm
Wallasey Reference Library offers a fantastic range of quality information resources, completely free to Wirral Library borrowers. These include business directories, government publications, yearbooks, maps, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, national and local newspapers and periodicalsfor finding quick facts or background information to your studies and projects.
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Sound and Vision
DVDs & Talking books (on CD, MP3 CD, Playaway and cassette) are all available for hire. There is usually a charge for this service, please contact library for details. Cassette talking books are free to borrow. A collection of foreign language courses are available on CD, Playaway and cassette.
Photocopying and fax facilities
Photocopying and fax facilities are available for a small charge.
Exhibition Space (downstairs)
The downstairs exhibition space is available for displaying paintings, pottery, jewellery and handmade cards etc.
Exhibition Room (upstairs)
The upstairs exhibition room is used by the Historical Society, U3A, Craft Club, Wallasey Arts Society, Friends of Rake Lane Cemetery and also for exhibiting paintings.
There is public access to computers, a scanner, and wi-fi is available.
A coffee machine is available for refreshments.
Activities in the Children’s Library
Offering crafts, colouring, story & rhyme, computers and toys. Suitable for Under 5’s.
Every Monday 11.00am - 12.00noon.
Stories, rhymes and colouring. Suitable for Under 5’s.
Every Thursday 10am -10.30am.
Baby Bounce and Rhyme
Every Thursday 2.30-3pm. Rhymes, action songs and musical instruments. Suitable for Under 2’s.
Finish the Week with Story – After-School Storytime
Every Friday - 3.45- 4.15pm
All ages welcome but particularly suitable for children of school age.
A book group for children aged 8 – 11
Thursdays 4.15 - 5.00pm
Runs as a block of six sessions
Please contact library for details.
Activities in the Lending Library
Various adult groups meet:
- First Monday of every month at 6pm - 7pm.
- Second Tuesday of every month at 6pm -7pm
- Third Tuesday of every month at 6pm - 7pm
Please contact the library for more information.
Get into Reading - Adult Reading Group
Feel Better With A Book, Tuesdays, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Make Friends With A Book (learning disabled adults), Tuesdays, 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Friends of Wallasey Central Library
Support your local library and enjoy the company of like minded people.
Membership is £3.00 per person, £5.00 per couple normally payable each February but we welcome new members at any other times.
Once joined you will receive a news letter three times per year informing you of coming events and there is a discounted entry for these at the library.
Volunteers for our bookstall to raise funds for the library are always welcomed.
Please ask at the counter for more information
Activities in the Reference Library
Family History resources
Genealogical Index, Wallasey News, Wallasey Chronicle, Census, Marriages, Parish Registers, Street Directories. Electoral Registers and Burial Records
Family History Help Desk
All are welcome to use this free resource.
Second Friday of every month.
Regular groups in Wallasey Central Library
- Crafty chatty 1-3pm
- General reading group 1st monday of the month (please check if spaces)
- Friends of rake lane 1st monday of the month
- Tai chi 7-8pm
- Wallabies for children 11-12
- Bridge 10-12am
- Crime reading group 6-7pm 2nd tuesday of the month (please check if spaces)
- Get into reading 1.30-3
- French 6.45-7.45
- Wallasey arts 10-1
- Spanish 10-11
- U3a craft 2nd thurs 2-4pm
- U3a art 10-12am every 2 weeks
- General reading group 1st thursday 2-3 (please check if spaces)
- Get into reading 1.30-3
- German 6.45-7.45
- Wallasey historicals 7.30-9.30 2nd thursday
- Friends of the library once a month 6.30-8 (please check dates)
- Storytime for children 10-10.30
- Baby bounce for babies 2.30-3
- Patchwork club 10-1
- Wallasey leisure painters 10-12
- Family history (reference library) 2nd friday 10-1
- General reading group 11-12 last sat of the month (please check if spaces available)
There is a small parking area on the opposite side of the road to the library but there are no specific bays marked out for blue badge users. There are pavement drops provided to allow a wheelchair user to cross the road.
The main entrance is approached either by steps or by a ramp. The front doors are automatic. There is a lift to the Reference Library.
An accessible toilet is available.