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Library closures | Birmingham City Council

Scheduled maintenance

Due to essential maintenance some of our forms will be unavailable today (28 January 2020) from 6:30pm to 10pm. We apologise for any inconvenience. Coronavirus (COVID-19) National lockdown: Stay at Home

Library closures

COVID-19: Affected library services

Library services in Birmingham are operating in line with national and local government guidance. Safety is our top priority. Please be aware that services may be subject to change as local COVID 19 circumstances develop. Read more about the services that are currently available.

Library Services online continue to offer access to eBooks, databases, blogs and children’s activities from our Library services web pages.


Birmingham Libraries

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January, the country has entered a period of stricter national lockdown restrictions. Birmingham libraries are taking immediate action to protect the public. As part of comprehensive city council measures, libraries (including the Order and Collect Service) are temporarily closed.

At the Library of Birmingham we are offering Books by Post. We will be offering this service at some Community Libraries from 1 February 2021. To check if you are eligible, find out more about this offer or to submit a request please see our website.

Library Services at Home

Library Services at Home is closed until further notice.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library service is closed until further notice.

Further information

Please see the website for individual library contact details and opening hours.


Bank Holidays 2021

  • Good Friday - Friday 2 April 2021
  • Easter Monday - Monday 5 April 2021
  • Early May Bank Holiday - Monday 3 May 2021
  • Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 31 May 2021
  • Summer Bank Holiday - Monday 30 August 2021
  • Substitute Christmas Day - Monday 27 December 2021
  • Substitute Boxing Day - Tuesday 28 December 2021

Kings Norton library is closed on the Tuesday following a bank holiday.