Southport library

Big Cat at Southport Library

The fully refurbished Southport Library re-opened in 2013 following a major improvement to the Lord Street building, which is part of the wider Atkinson cultural centre project.

The showpiece is the extended children’s section with room for activities and events, which includes a ship, specially made for the library, named after Kathleen - a real fishing boat built in Southport around 1900.

Other additions include a new teenage space, self-service machines and information pods, a wider range of books and access to toilets.

Girl reading in the childrens section

Opening Hours

  • Monday - 10.00am-5.00pm
  • Tuesday - 10.00am-5.00pm
  • Wednesday - 10.00am-5.00pm
  • Thursday - 10.00am-5.00pm
  • Friday - 10.00am-5.00pm
  • Saturday - 10.00am-2.00pm
  • Sunday - Closed


Family History - Tuesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm

Digital Drop-in Sessions - Wednesdays 10am-1pm

Story & Rhymetime - Wednesdays 11.30am  - Limited places and booking essential. Please telephone the library to reserve a place.


Computers at Southport Library



Southport Library
Lord Street

0151 934 2118


Last Updated on Thursday, October 13, 2022

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