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Library of Birmingham

Please check our library closures page for closures affecting the Library of Birmingham.

Full service

  • Monday and Tuesday: 11am to 7pm
  • Wednesday to Saturday: 11am to 5pm

LoB Express on the ground floor

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 11am
  • Monday and Tuesday: 7pm to 9pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 5pm to 9pm

Please note that LoB Express will close at 7pm on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March. 

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

For details of our Archives opening hours, including the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research, please see our Archives and Heritage opening hours page.

There is a returns bin on the outside of the Library of Birmingham that can be used out of hours. When using the Returns Bin or a Self-Service Kiosk please take a receipt.

NB If you are returning an item from another Birmingham Community Library you may not be able to return it using the Bin. These items can be returned at any Customer Service Desk once the library is open.

When planning your visit, be aware that Paradise Circus is currently undergoing major renovation works which may affect your journey. You can find out more information on the Paradise Birmingham website.

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