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Library closures

COVID-19: Affected library services

Library services in Birmingham are operating 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 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.


Birmingham Libraries

In line with the government’s staged roadmap for recovery we are planning to reopen services during April, May and June. From 12 April some of our Libraries will be open for book browsing and computer access. Details of the stages of reopening will be updated on our website.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library is back on the road bringing books to you. To make sure that customers and staff remain safe, we are offering an Order & Collect service only from outside the vehicle.

Library Services at Home

Library Services at Home is now open and to make sure that customers and staff remain safe, we are delivering a Contactless Doorstep Delivery service to our customers.

Further information

Please see the website for individual library contact details and opening hours.


Bank Holidays 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.