Liverpool Central Library's £50 million restoration project is almost complete.
More than four million items will be returned ahead of its official opening in May.
The library is expected to attract up to one million people in its first year.
There will be free wifi, audio/visual, a cafe and a 24-hour book drop.
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Officers are appealing for information from the public to help trace a missing Warrington man.
Samuel Brown has today been jailed for 18 months for sexual offenses against a 15-year-old girl.
Emergency services are treating the incident as a suspected gas explosion at the moment. Two people are believed to be seriously injured.