The Library of Birmingham will be open on the following dates during Christmas and New Year:
Saturday 24 December - open
Monday 26 December - closed
Tuesday 27 December - closed
Wednesday 28 December - open
Thursday 29 December - open
Friday 30 December - open
Saturday 31 December - open
Monday 2 January - closed
Tuesday 3 January - open
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.
When planning your visit, please be aware that Paradise Circus is currently undergoing major renovation 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.