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Keep Birmingham Working
This is a broad partnership initiative, delivered through libraries, to help people in Birmingham find work, start a business, learn new skills or become self employed. Your local library is a community hub that can help you back into the world of paid employment, or be your own boss and upgrade your skills through its range of services. Find out more about our Library Work Clubs and Enterprise Clubs.
Birmingham B21 9DP
0121 464 1185
Buses - Numbers 74,78,79,443 stop on Soho Road just beside the library. Bus number 11stops by the junction of Soho Road and Boulton Road, a 10 minute walk from the Library.
Parking - There is a pay and display car park on Waverhill Road just across Soho Road from Handsworth Library. On street parking near to the Library can be difficult to find, as the local streets can get very busy.
Closure Details for Public Holidays
Access and special facilities and resources
Wide selection of books and other materials
Books in Punjabi, Urdu, Gujerati, Bengali, Hindi, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Farsi, Somali, Kurdish, Czech, Polish and books in French by African writers.
Newspapers in Urdu and Punjabi
Local History collection
Music CDs for loan
Display for local groups.
Performance space for hire.
Community Room (this is currently unavailable for hire)
Find out useful information about your area (for example childcare, nursing homes, schools performance)
Children and Teenagers
Rainbow Club - 9.30 - 10am every Tuesday (term time only)
Please note that this session replaces Tuesday Tots
Fun and activities for preschoolers and their parents/carers.
Black Family Reading Project Please contact the library to find out more about activities.
Homework Support sessions (term time only)
Thursday 4pm - 5pm
Saturday 2pm - 3pm
Dedicated time when staff can give you extra help to get all the information you need, as well as support with the best ways to tackle your projects.
Find out more about how children can enjoy the library at www.birmingham.gov.uk/younglibraries
Childcare To find out about childcare facilities in your area, please contact the Family Information Service on 0121 303 3521.
Award Winning Handsworth Library
See pictures of the new library interior (please be patient if they take a while to download !),
plus pictures of the Grand Re-opening event which took place in September 2006.
Find out about the history of the library on the Digital Handsworth website.
See above for details of the Black Family reading project for adults and children.
Local Planning Applications Online
Handsworth Library is now one of the local services managed by the Perry Barr Constituency.
Information for Learning and Work. All our libraries offer up to date, free and impartial information on local and national learning and work opportunities