The Library of Birmingham is a fabulous resource for schools and educators.
Registering Your Visit
Before you visit the Children’s Library please fill out the Children’s Library Visit – Registration Form. (See the document under Downloads). You can email this to: firstname.lastname@example.org or hand in to a member of the Children’s team. Please also use this email address for any queries you might have before you visit.
Please read our Guidelines for Schools Visiting the Library of Birmingham and the Children's Library to ensure that you get the best from your visit (see Downloads). Please respect other users of the library and ensure good behaviour of your group. Poor behaviour is actively challenged in the Library of Birmingham.
Capacity and Groups
The visiting group capacity for the Children’s Library is approximately 90. This can be a combination of year and class groups (30-60) and smaller groups (less than 30) from one or more school/organisations. If the above capacity is reached we will be unable to book any further groups in to visiting the Children’s Library. This includes groups who arrive without first registering.
Children Joining the Library
You can download our joining form for 0 - 15 year olds in advance of your visit. This needs to be signed by a parent or guardian.
Downloadable Resources for Use During Visits
We welcome schools visiting the Library of Birmingham independently and have produced a downloadable guide for teachers and facilitators to use when they visit us.
Children’s Art Gallery
We know that your pupils are producing some fantastic artwork so why not share it with all our visitors to the Library of Birmingham?
We have a Children’s Art Gallery outside the Children’s Library and we would love to see your work displayed there alongside appropriate books from our collection.
The Library of Birmingham Shop
Located in the Foyer, the Library Shop is the perfect place to pick up a memento of your visit to the Library of Birmingham. Appealing to all ages, souvenirs including items created and made by local artists are available from 50p upwards so there is something for everyone! Discounts are available to confirmed visits, another reason to come and say ‘hello’!