Birmingham City Council

Resources in Libraries for Children with Special Needs

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Every Community Library in Birmingham welcomes children with disabilities and learning disabilities.

To find out more details about access and facilities for both adults and children at your local library, choose from the A-Z list at the bottom of the page.

Centre for the Child in Central Library in the city centre also has additional facilities.

All Community Libraries have the following facilities for children:

  • Large print books
  • Large format books
  • Talking books on CD
  • Tactile books
  • British Sign Language and Makaton DVDs of children's stories

Most libraries also have:

  • Easy-grip scissors/pencils grips for activity sessions
  • Hand-held magnifier
  • Two different titles of Makaton books

Let us know what facilities would help you or your child to use libraries more easily

Some libraries have additional facilities, such as an accessible toilet or special computer equipment. To let us know what resources you would like in your local library, email us at:

Facilities and Resources in Community Libraries for Adults and Children

To find out more about access and facilities in your area, choose from the list of libraries below:

Acocks Green


Balsall Heath

Bartley Green



Boldmere Castle Vale Druids Heath Erdington
Frankley Glebe Farm Hall Green Handsworth


Hawthorn House Kents Moat Kings Heath Kings Norton


Ladywood Mere Green


Perry Common Quinton
Selly Oak Shard End Sheldon Small Heath South Yardley

Spring Hill

Stirchley Sutton Childen's Tower Hill
Walmley Ward End Weoley Castle West Heath

Wylde Green

Yardley Wood

Children and Young People with Special Needs
Information for People with a Disability