Key announcements

Our council tax and benefits online systems and forms may be unavailable on Saturday 21 May between 8am and 2pm due to planned maintenance. Details of how to offer support to Ukraine residents fleeing war, and where to find information and advice are on our City of Sanctuary webpage

Library services update

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

If you or a member of your household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the library and ensure you follow Government guidance.

  • We ask that you wear a face covering when entering the library, as per Government guidance, and be respectful of others' space.
  • Continue to use COVID-19 Test and Trace
  • Hand sanitisers will be available as you enter the building and we will ask you to make use of it as you come in
  • Library staff will be working at distance, for example, behind plexiglass screens.
  • You will notice that there will be an increased level of cleaning of equipment and surfaces.

Read Government guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

If you are unable to return your items by the day they are due back then you can renew them online please see our guidance on how to renew. If you are unable to renew or return the items then please contact any Birmingham library see the website for individual library contact details via email or telephone as soon as possible. Please ensure you provide your library card number when contacting us.

Mobile library

The mobile library is open for browsing. Read more about our mobile library and see the latest timetable.

Library services at home

Library Services at Home is open. For customers who feel comfortable with us entering their homes, we are happy to do so. We will continue to wear face coverings during our visits. For customers who still have concerns, we will continue with our Doorstep Delivery Service. Read more about our home service.

Further information

Library of Birmingham Tel: 0121 242 4242 or email

Community libraries – please see the website for individual library contact details.

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