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Library closures

COVID-19: Affected library services

Library services in Birmingham are reopening 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 reopening.

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


Library of Birmingham

Following the government guidance relating to the second lockdown that was published late on 3 November 2020, we have moved to our Order and Collect service only.

Access to browsing books and using computers at the Library of Birmingham will be suspended until after lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Library Services at Home

The Library Services at Home will continue to operate their no-contact doorstep delivery service.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library service will continue to offer their Order and Collect mobile library service from outside the library vehicle.

Community libraries

Please check your local library for current opening hours.

The following libraries are currently closed until further notice:

  • Birchfield library - re-open Saturday 21 November 2020
  • Spring Hill library - re-open Saturday 21 November 2020

Bank Holidays

All libraries will be closed:

  • Christmas Day - Friday 25 December 2020
  • Boxing Day - Monday 28 December 2020
  • New Year's Day - Friday 1 January 2021

Closure over the rest of the Christmas period to be decided.

  • 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.