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The new Library of Birmingham is open in Centenary Square on Broad Street.

The opening hours are

Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Important Update - New and reduced Library opening hours are announced.

We will cease opening on Sundays (effective from Sunday 19 April 2015)

The new and reduced opening hours for the Library of Birmingham from Monday 20 April 2015 will be:

Mondays & Tuesdays: 11am - 7pm
Wednesdays to Saturdays: 11am - 5pm
Sundays: CLOSED

The Wolfson Centre for Archival Research will be open Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm (20 April until end of May 2015)

This is because the City Council must make significant budget savings.

Please visit the Library of Birmingham website for details about the new building, services and all of the latest news and updates. We have transferred most of the information about library services including Community Libraries to the new Library of Birmingham website. Visit the new website for all up to date information on events and activities.


The round-the-clock eBook service is free and is designed to be used by library members outside the library. Due to licensing restrictions, this service is available only to members who live or work in Birmingham. You can download fiction, non-fiction and children's books to an e-reader, mobile phone, PC, or tablet PC. You will need a full library card to create your account. Sign in with the usual library card login - without spaces and missing off the last two numbers or letters.

Find out more about eBooks from the Library of Birmingham!

Library of Birmingham

New Website for the Library of Birmingham

Our fantastic new website is now live at libraryofbirmingham.com.

Online Library Catalogue

The online catalogue is available from this webpage - Birmingham Library Catalogue

Netloan login box

Computer Booking

Netloan Computer Booking System

This is now operating in most Birmingham libraries. There's no more queuing for computers, but please remember to bring your library card number and PIN to book a session.

Contact Details and Opening Hours | Holiday Opening Times

Digital Library | Archives & Heritage online catalogue

Please e-mail your comments on any aspect of the library service to enquiries@libraryofbirmingham.com