Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It’s important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others. Please continue to follow national government advice.

Library closures

COVID-19: Affected library services

Although legal restrictions were lifted on 19 July, Government advice is to continue to be cautious and emphasises the importance of taking personal responsibility.

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.


Balsall Heath Library

There is currently no heating at Balsall Heath Library. As a temporary measure library opening times are:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday:10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Quinton Library

Due to unforeseen circumstances Quinton Library will be closed all day on Saturday 27 November.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Closures over the Christmas Holiday

  • Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Thursday 23 December 2021 - Frankley Library will be closed. Castle Vale Library will close at 12:30pm on Thursday 23 December.
  • Friday 24 December 2021 - All Community Libraries will be closed. The Library of Birmingham will close at 5pm, there will be no LoB Express service.
  • Saturday 25 December 2021 to Tuesday 28 December 2021 - all libraries will be closed.
  • Wednesday 29 December 2021 and Thursday 30 December 2021 - Community libraries will be open 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm except for Frankley and Castle Vale Libraries which remain closed. Library of Birmingham will be open as normal.
  • Friday 31 December 2021 - Community Libraries will be open 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, except for Frankley and Castle Vale Libraries which remain closed. The Library of Birmingham will close at 5pm, there will be no LoB Express service.
  • Saturday 1 January 2022 - Monday 3 January 2022 - all libraries will be closed.
  • Tuesday 4 January 2022 - Libraries will operate their normal opening hours. Kings Norton library is closed on the Tuesday following a bank holiday.

Bank Holidays 2021

  • Substitute Christmas Day - Monday 27 December 2021
  • Substitute Boxing Day - Tuesday 28 December 2021

Bank Holidays 2022

  • Substitute New Year's Day - Monday 3 January 2022
  • Good Friday - Friday 15 April 2022
  • Easter Monday - Monday 18 April 2022
  • Early May Bank Holiday - Monday 2 May 2022
  • Spring Bank Holiday - Thursday 2 June 2022
  • Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday - Friday 3 June 2022
  • Summer Bank Holiday - Monday 29 August 2022
  • Boxing Day - Monday 26 December 2022
  • Substitute Christmas Day - Tuesday 27 December 2022

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

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