Birmingham City Council

Don't bin your PIN

Get it, know it, use it

You now need a library card number and PIN to use the computers
in Central Library.

This will be extended to community libraries over the coming year.


Use your library card and PIN to . . .

  • advance book a PC to avoid the queues
  • check which PCs are available
  • do all of this online
  • surf the internet
  • reserve and renew materials online

Joining the library is free and easy

Look for the Welcome Join Here signs and get your card and PIN today!

You can enjoy . . .
  • Access to over 5 million items
  • Free use of 0,000 worth of databases
  • Free children's and family events
  • Online enquiry services 24 hours a day
  • Trained specialist staff
  • Quality-assured services
  • Music, film and software rental

Latest news !Computer booking systemnow in place inBirmingham Central Library. I

Introduction of Self-Service

Self-Serviceis now available in the Central Lending Library and some community libraries. You'll need to know your PIN to use it.

More details aboutSelf-Service in Central Lending Library
Computers in Birmingham Libraries