Birmingham City Council

What's in Libraries for Young People?

Surf the net, borrow magazines on football, music and fashion, make new friends at a reading group, type up your essay or get help with your studies. You can even borrow CDs from some libraries (for a small charge). Find out how to join the library. It's quick and easy.

Claire Guest with Rachel Lindsay from Peters Books

Meet our Young Poet Laureate

Claire Guest is the Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham, 2012-2013.

17 year old Claire, from Sutton Grammar School for Girls will be writing and performing poems throughout the year. Find out more about Claire and read some of her poetry.

Find out more about the Young Poet Laureate.

Surf the Net

Computers in Libraries

Useful Websites

Subscription websites you can use for FREEat home/school/college with your library card

Stories from the Web

Recommended web sites, History of pop music and Sport for disabled people by Ben, a library volunteer

Internet Guide


Finding books using the Subject Index

Homework Help

Hot Topics Printable information plus weblinks on controversial subjects - Abortion, War on Terrorism, ASBOs, GM foods and more...

Meet a Mate

Teenage Reading Groups

Books and Mags

Teenage Magazines

Terrifying Tales

Out There! Lesbian, gay and transgender books


Music CDs

Help and Support

Information Shops for Young People provide free, friendly and confidential information, help and support for all young people. Whether you just need basic information or someone to listen, we are here to help. You can call in personally or contact us by phone.

A book might help...