Monday and Tuesday 11am – 7pm,
Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm
LoB Express on the ground floor:
Monday to Friday, 9am – 11am,
Monday and Tuesday, 7 – 9pm
Wednesday to Friday, 5 – 9pm
LoB Express – includes access to:
- popular fiction and non-fiction books, special collections and promotions
- book borrowing and returns
- library registration and reservation service
- study space
- access to free Wi-Fi
- use of computers and printing facilities
For details of our Archives opening hours, including the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research, please see our Archives and Heritage Opening Hours page.
There is a returns bin on the outside of the Library of Birmingham that can be used out of hours. Please be aware if you are returning an item from another Birmingham Community Library you may not be able to return it using the Bin. When using the Returns Bin or a Self-Service Kiosk please ensure you take a receipt.
Unfortunately we are currently unable to accept blanket donations due to the high administrative costs associated with processing titles. However, if you are able to provide a list of titles along with the author to our enquiries team, we will consider these on an individual basis. Please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you may wish to contact other library authorities who may be happy to accept your donations. Thank you for offering to donate your books to the Library of Birmingham.
Bank Holidays 2016
We will be closed for the following bank holidays:
Good Friday - Friday 25 March 2016
Easter Monday - Monday 28 March 2016
Early May Bank Holiday - Monday 02 May 2016
Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 30 May 2016
Summer Bank Holiday - Monday 29 August 2016
We will clarify our Christmas and New Year dates later in the year.
When planning your visit, please be aware that Paradise Circus is currently undergoing major rennovation works which may affect your journey. You can find out more information on the Paradise Birmingham website.
You can stay up-to-date with all events, exhibitions and activities taking place in Birmingham Libraries using our 'What's On' feature.