Libraries consultation

About the consultation

The way people use library services has changed significantly, locally and nationally, over the last 5 years.

We are asking for people who live, work or study in Birmingham, and who want to access the service, to help shape the future of the library service for the city.

As more people use technology in their lives, more people are accessing library collections digitally for the flexibility of using the service at a time that suits them.

Since 2014, there has been a reduction in people visiting library buildings, but interest in our online activities and events, mobile service, click-and-collect offering, and home library service has increased.

Like many other local councils, we continue to face a significantly challenging financial situation and are required to make considerable budget savings across all our services.

While savings have been announced, no decisions have been made on what the library service will look like in the future. The consultation outcomes will help inform decisions that will be taken by the council after it has ended.

To find out more about the consultation before you take part, we suggest that you read the following:

Download Birmingham libraries consultation 2024 FAQs

Download Birmingham's Strategic Framework for Library Services

Download libraries consultation launch pack

View Libraries Needs Assessment Dashboard

Download Libraries Needs Assessment appendix

Have your say

Complete our survey

Have your say by responding to the survey on our Be Heard website.

The consultation will close on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

Join an online evening consultation session

Following on from the online consultation session that we ran during April and the first two weeks of May, we will be running a series of online evening consultation sessions for those who could not attend the daytime sessions.

The online consultation evening sessions will follow the same format, and contain the same information, as the previous online consultation sessions that have already taken place.

The sessions are best experienced using the Microsoft Teams application.

Details about how to download the application are provided in the following links:

Download the Microsoft Teams app for mobile devices (for Android and Apple mobile phones)

Download the Microsoft Teams app for desktop devices

You can also join a session by phone or mobile using the 'dial in by phone' number and entering the phone conference ID when you are prompted to do so.

The dial in by phone numbers and phone conference IDs for each session are detailed in the right-hand column in the table.

Online evening consultation sessions - June 2024

Constituency

Date and time

Link to session

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Dial in details for phone and mobile

Edgbaston

Tuesday 4 June 2024

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 314 477 918 61

Passcode: ttcFg8

Join the session

Dial in by phone: +44 20 3794 0272 (United Kingdom, London)

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 403 932 586#

Erdington

Monday 3 June 2024

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 386 403 019 593

Passcode: db3HCa

Join the session

Dial in by phone: +44 20 3794 0272 (United Kingdom, London)

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 768 919 337#

Hall Green

Monday 3 June

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 359 859 210 893

Passcode: HUQJ5B

Join the session

Dial in by phone: +44 20 3794 0272 (United Kingdom, London)

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 987 094 302#

Hodge Hill

Tuesday 4 June 2024

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 339 001 165 859

Passcode: 45CVNE

Join the session

Dial in by phone: +44 20 3794 0272 (United Kingdom, London)

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 526 454 585#

Ladywood

Thursday 6 June 2024

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 340 228 752 018

Passcode: 6Vr5ba

Join the session

Dial in by phone: +44 20 3794 0272 (United Kingdom, London)

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 496 023 050#

Northfield

Thursday 6 June 2024

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 336 739 691 616

Passcode: hKsj4j

Join the session

Dial in by phone: +44 20 3794 0272 (United Kingdom, London)

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 111 884 392#

Perry Barr

Wednesday 5 June

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 322 110 574 630

Passcode: 2KRXon

Join the session

Dial in by phone: +44 20 3794 0272 (United Kingdom, London)

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 616 699 222#

Selly Oak

Friday 7 June 2024

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 339 284 818 536

Passcode: qjLCJs

Join the session

Dial in by phone: +44 20 3794 0272 (United Kingdom, London)

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 230 074 065#

Sutton Coldfield

Friday 7 June 2024

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 332 812 699 402

Passcode: E2xyBM

Join the session

Dial in by phone: +44 20 3794 0272 (United Kingdom, London)

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 270 217 715#

Yardley

Wednesday 5 June 2024

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 347 617 558 336

Passcode: 9F63nH

Join the session

Dial in by phone: +44 20 3794 0272 (United Kingdom, London)

Find a local number

Phone conference ID: 687 934 078#

Attend in-person consultation sessions

We will be running a further series of in-person consultation sessions. We will confirm dates for these sessions shortly.


Page last updated: 24 May 2024

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