January 22, 2022

UK: Materials Begin Moving Back Into Liverpool Central Library After £50m Refurbishment

From the BBC:

Liverpool’s central library has started the painstaking task of moving rare books and documents into its new home after a £50m [$79.2/USD] refurbishment.

Archivists will spend the next three months carefully transporting four million books, prints and paintings to the city’s new library and repository.

The items have been held in secure storage for the last four years.


Manager David Stoker said staff would be filling about 40km (25 miles) of shelving in the new library with items, some of which are very fragile.

“These have to come in from five locations, some deep down in the salt mines in Cheshire and some from storage facilities that we have in the city,” he said.

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See Also: Photo Tour of the Refurbished Liverpool Central Library (via BBC News)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.