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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...

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.  
photograph by Lee Allen


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

Come on a journey of discovery through the Library of Birmingham. 
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.
Northern Hawk Owl

Uplifting Quotes

Uplifting Quotes now in the Library of Birmingham.    
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.    
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
BFI Mediatheque

British Film Institute

Discover the best, the rarest and the most extraordinary films and TV programmes from the British Film Institute National Archive and all for FREE!.
Unlocked - Stories from Birmingham women 1900 to the present day

Unlocked Hidden Stories

Unlocked - Hidden stories of the lives of Birmingham women 1900 to the present day by Gudrun Limbrick, 2014