Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

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Services for People from New Communities

Library Membership

  • If you are learning English please let us know. You will be able to request particular items from the library stock for free.

  • If you do not have any proof of a permanent address, you will be able to borrow 2 books. The library card will be posted to where you are living. This library card is valid for 3 months.

  • When you have a permanent address you will be able to have a library card to borrow up to 8 items.

Internet access

More help

  • An address list for Refugee organisations.
  • Staff trained in awareness and customer care. They are confident when speaking to people from new communities.
  • Information and useful addresses.
  • Materials to help you learn and study.
  • Staff can use the Language Line to help you. This is a telephone interpretation service.

  • Dictionaries for loan.
  • Dictionaries to look at in the library.
  • Collections, which reflect the history and culture of Refugee communities.

  • Community Rooms available to book.
  • Adult Education and English classes.
  • The Library of Birmingham

Library and information services for refugees and asylum seekers

Websites about Learning English