Liverpool’s world-class library plans unveiled

Charles Davis points us to a story “from
the BBC.

Plans to make Liverpool’s library one of the most advanced in the world are on public display.

The proposals include the creation of a walkway linking the library to Liverpool Museum and the Walker Art

There is also a proposal to demolish five floors of the central library which were re-built after the 1941 blitz,
creating a new entrance and visitor centre.

The plans are on display at the library from Monday, until April next year.

The council also plans to digitalise the historic library making it the first in the world with an online facility for
tracing family roots.

About £15m of government money is being spent on the project.

Liverpool City Council plans to bid for more cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The work is expected to be finished for 2008 when Liverpool is the European Capital of Culture.”