Local archives and history - Information Services

The libraries Information Services offer a comprehensive range of information sources including those for local and family history. There are a range of online services including free access to Oxford Dictionaries, academic journals and articles for research purposes, and the online family history resource Ancestry Library Edition. These services are available via computers located in Sefton libraries. We also sell our own local history publications.
How to use the service

The library information service is based at Crosby Library and is available at the following times.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am-4:30pm
Tuesday 10am-4:30pm
Wednesday 10am-4:30pm
Thursday 10am-4:30pm
Friday 10am-4:30pm
Saturday 10am-1:30pm

For detailed research we can supply you with a list of local independent searchers who would charge a fee. Please note Sefton Council is not responsible for research carried out by third parties. We can deal with limited written enquiries involving searches of our collection for our standard fee.


Local History Talk
"Station Masters of Birkdale 1848 to 1965: their lives and times" - Susan Bennett
Wednesday 24th November, 2pm
Please contact the library for more information and to book your place

Family History Helpdesk
1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 10:15am-12:30pm
Upcoming dates: 19th November & 3rd December
Please contact the library for more information and to book your place

Last Updated on Monday, January 10, 2022

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