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

The opening hours are:

Full service:
Monday and Tuesday 11am – 7pm,
Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sunday Closed

LoB Express on the ground floor:
Monday to Friday, 9am – 11am,
Monday and Tuesday, 7 – 9pm
Wednesday to Friday, 5 – 9pm

LoB Express – includes access to:
- popular fiction and non-fiction books, special collections and promotions
- book borrowing and returns
- library registration and reservation service
- study space
- access to free Wi-Fi
- use of computers and printing facilities (coming soon)

The Wolfson Centre for Archival Research is open Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm

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

Digital Library | Archives & Heritage online catalogue

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