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Welcome to the Library of Birmingham

Everything you need to know about the Library of Birmingham!

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Library of Birmingham Opening Hours

Opening times for the Library of Birmingham, and Archives, Heritage and Photography, including the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research.
Book Rotunda

Visiting the Library

Find out how to get to the Library of Birmingham and the many facilities on offer.       
Library of Birmingham. Photo credit Christian Richters

Library Membership

Learn more about joining the Library and some of the benefits of being a member.
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FAQs about the Library of Birmingham

If you have questions about the Library of Birmingham, click here to look for the answers.
Library of Birmingham Cafe

Library Café

The Library Café on the ground floor of Library of Birmingham serves a range of quality eat-in and takeaway food and drinks.
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Library of Birmingham Shop

Complete your day at the Library of Birmingham with a visit to our shop.
Glass lift

Take a Tour of the Library of Birmingham

To help you get to know Europe's largest public library, why not take a tour?
Library of Birmingham by Christian Richters

Images of the Library

The Library of Birmingham is a stunning building both inside and out.  Journey through our online gallery of images and see the Library of B
Library of Birmingham artist's impression

Design and Construction

Read the design vision, see artist's impressions of the building, construction information, facts and figures and find out how the building meets sust
Faces of the Library of Birmingham take tour of construction site

Meet the Faces

The 26 Library of Birmingham Faces - ambassadors to help spread the word about the library to Birmingham and the wider world.    
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Birmingham Libraries Byelaws

Learn more about the guidelines which ensure that your library visit is an enjoyable one.
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Access for all

The Library of Birmingham has been designed to be as easily accessible as possible for all visitors. Some of the key accessibility features of the Lib
BFI Mediatheque

British Film Institute - Free Films!

  Discover the best, the rarest and the most extraordinary films and TV programmes from the British Film Institute National Archive.    
Photo booth

Photo Booth

The Library of Birmingham now has a photo booth for ID/passport photos and fun photo effects. 
Entrance to the Library of Birmingham


Welcome to the Library of Birmingham online press area. Here you can find information, including contacts and press releases. You can also contact us