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Come on a journey of discovery with Birmingham Libraries and let us unleash your imagination. Read, write, listen to a talk, explore our collections - the possibilities are endless...

Old Santa Claus' Visit from Picture Companions (1905)

Christmas Festivities

Get into the festive spirit.
Library of Birmingham Faces

Reading and Writing

Reading groups, recommended books, writing tips and more!  Find out more about reading and writing in the Library of Birmingham.  
Serena Arthur and Adrian Blackledge


Discover Poetry at the Library of Birmingham
The Photographers' Wall


The Photography Collection is of national and international significance for the study of both historical and contemporary photography.
Home for the Holidays (1870)

Theatre and Performance

Birmingham has a long history of theatres and performance. The library working with The REP will take this into a new era. 
Capital Airlines

Discovery and Journeys

Now the Library of Birmingham is open, we want you to come on a journey of discovery through the building. 
Come Lasses and Lads

Celebrations and Festivals

Customs and traditions, ancient and new, celebrated in Birmingham and beyond
Four frogs


We're very good at collecting things! Here you can share some of our special collections.
Stones & Bones

Stones & Bones

Stones & Bones was an exciting collaboration between Library of Birmingham and the Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham whic
Northern Hawk Owl

Uplifting Quotes

Uplifting Quotes now in the Library of Birmingham.    
Discovery Season

Discovery Season Retrospective

The Library of Birmingham opened in September 2013. To welcome the people of Birmingham into our new home we celebrated with a season of events.
Unlocked - Stories from Birmingham women 1900 to the present day

Unlocked Hidden Stories

Hidden stories of the lives of Birmingham women 1900 to the present day by Gudrun Limbrick.