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Birmingham City Council

Birmingham Central Library

The Library of Birmingham is now open in Centenary Square - Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm.

Online Library Catalogue

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The Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham opened in Centenary Square on 3 September 2013. The Library and the Birmingham REP are sharing a number of facilities to create a unique centre for knowledge, learning and culture.


Photographic and Special Collections

Joining the Library

Library Catalogue

History of Central Library


Designated collections

The Library of Birmingham is one of the largest and most important public libraries in Europe.

Collections in this library have been designated as outstanding collections by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

Photographic Collections
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Resources for Transport Research