Liverpool John Moores University


Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)  Library Services.

Contact: 0151 231 3179 or via the website.

Opening Hours:

Current opening open hours are available at


The service has three library sites:

  • Aldham Robarts Library, Maryland Street, Liverpool  L1 9DE
  • Avril Robarts Library, 79 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2ER
  • IM Marsh Library, Barkhill Road, Liverpool L17 6BD

Access arrangements

The Library offers members of the public access to LJMU Libraries. These include “walk in” reference use on production of suitable ID, and an appointment system for some of our special collections and archives.

The Library Service is part of the SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries)   Access scheme.

Access details are available from the website.



LJMU has a huge range of resources with particular strengths in Liverpool and the history of popular culture, ranging from The Frankie Vaughan collection to the world’s largest collection on Punk, the Everyman theatre archive and the Liddell Hart archive of fashion, via the Paul McCartney Archive

More details, information on all the collections and contact information is available at the Special Collections website.

For access to Special Collections books and theses, please obtain a request, please complete a request form from the Aldham Robarts Library. The item will ordinarily be ready for you on the next working day. Please note that items from all of the Special Collections and Archives are for reference use only, and under no circumstances may they be removed from the Library.

The fragile, rare or sensitive nature of some items may require you to use them in a supervised area and/or to wear protective gloves.  In all instances photocopying is at the discretion of the LJMU Archivist.

Access to our Archive Collections is by appointment with the LJMU Archivist and if you are visiting from outside LJMU, particularly if you have a long way to travel, it is strongly recommended that you contact us in advance of any proposed trip.