Wirral libraries offer more than just books!
Here’s what’s on offer:
- DVD and CD rental
- newspapers and magazines
- free computer / Internet use for half an hour per day (and a small charge thereafter)
- photocopying (at most libraries)
- private study area (at most libraries)
- free online resources (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, Oxford Art online, Oxford Music online, and lots more)
- free WiFi
Your local library staff will be able to help you use the library and are able to offer ideas on finding books to read.
The Comics Plus service offers free unlimited access to over 16,000 digital comics on any device connected to the Internet.
The service allows you to:
- view titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection
- read titles through the iOS Mobile App for iPad or iPhone
- browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favorites
- access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting
Online library services
How do I join?
You can use any of Wirral’s 24 libraries free of charge. To join, all you have to do is provide proof of your name and address and fill in a simple form. Libraries use a computerised credit-card style ticket, which you can use in all of Wirral's libraries.
Reading and mental health
Did you know that reading well can help you cope with the pressures of life, feel better about yourself, and boost your confidence?
Wirral Libraries’ ‘Reading Well’ books have been chosen by young people and health experts to help you with difficult feelings and experiences that can affect your wellbeing. The books contain information and advice, as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress, and experiences such as bullying.
Some of the recommended books suggest useful self-help techniques. There are also personal stories, graphic novels, and fiction. Reading about other people’s experiences and feelings can sometimes help you to understand your own. You can use the books on their own, although self-help reading often works best with support from a health professional. Your doctor can advise you on the support that’s available.
The books are free to borrow and are available at your local library. Some of the titles are also available as e-books so that you can borrow them anonymously.
Need more information?
You can find out opening hours and more about your local library below:
- Bebington Central Library
- Beechwood Library
- Birkenhead Central Library
- Bromborough Library
- Eastham Library
- Greasby Library
- Heswall Library
- Higher Bebington Library
- Hoylake Library
- Irby Library
- Leasowe Library
- Moreton Library
- New Ferry Library
- Pensby Library
- Prenton Library
- Ridgeway Library
- Rock Ferry Library
- Seacombe Library
- St James Library
- Upton Library
- Wallasey Central Library
- Wallasey Village Library
- West Kirby Library
- Woodchurch Library