The Library

The Atkinson is home to Southport Library who offer a range of services to the local community and visitors alike.

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What’s in the Library

  • Books – standard print and large print, plus talking books on CD. All books are free for you to borrow and reserve.
  • DVDs
  • Free computer and internet access
  • Quick-reference section
  • Local history sections collection
  • FREE WiFi access
  • Hearing Induction loop
  • Tourist information
  • A range of activities and events
  • Ukulele Lending Library
  • One Stop Shop

Can’t make it to the Library?

Even if you can’t make it to your local Sefton library you can still access the service:

Children’s Library

Southport Library’s 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. There is also a teenage area. The space is family friendly with a number of reading, singing and arts and crafts activities taking place in the area.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information is now part of the Library and Information Services. You can find out about:

  • Information on events, attractions, and things to do in and around Southport
  • Information on places to eat out in the resort
  • Information on pubs and night clubs in the resort
  • Local travel information including car parking
  • Souvenirs of Southport – and much more are available in the Shop

Throughout the year Southport hosts fantastic events where there is something for the entire family. A day tripper or here for a short break – from small to grand, spectacular events – there is so much to see and do. Search the Visit Southport website to find what’s on and download the official online guide to Southport – England’s Classic Resort.

One Stop Shop

A One Stop Shop service is located in Southport Library at The Atkinson. To arrange an appointment call the Contact Centre on 0345 140 0845 or visit the Sefton Council website for more information.

Find out more

For further information please visit the Sefton Libraries website.

Southport Library 
0151 934 2118

Southport Library, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DJ