Planned library closures

Some community libraries are closed on a Tuesday following a Bank Holiday. Please check your local library page for more information.

Library of Birmingham

Please be aware that the Terraces on Level 3 and 7, the Skyline and Shakespeare Memorial Room on level 9 could be closed without notice. These may be due to inclement weather, essential maintenance or a private event.

  • 3rd floor terrace - no planned closures
  • 7th floor terrace - no planned closures
  • Shakespeare Memorial Room and level 9 - no planned closures

Children’s Library and Music Library - Lower ground floor closure - Friday 2 to Saturday 17 March 2018

The whole of the lower ground floor will be closed 2 to 17 March 2018 for new flooring to be laid. All public spaces on the lower ground floor will be affected, including Changing Places. There will be stock picks of popular items to borrow from both the Music Library and the Children’s Library on the next level up in Book Browse. In the Library Foyer, there will also be kinder boxes of picture books and board books for families to borrow.

Due to the closure, there will be delays to fulfilling reservations for books, music, etc, as there will not be access to the stock. The Children’s and Music team will complete reservations as soon as possible once the floor, and then stock areas become available.

For enquiries: contact the Library of Birmingham - 0121 242 4242 or email:

Community libraries

Sutton Coldfield library closed for improvement works on Saturday 13 January 2018 for 12 weeks. During the closure you can use any of the city’s other libraries to borrow and return items.

Erdington Library will be closed from Monday 5 March to Saturday 10 March 2018 for refurbishment works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to closure. The next nearest libraries are Perry Common and Boldmere Libraries.

Ward End Library will be closed from Monday 19 March to Saturday 31 March 2018 for refurbishment works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to closure. The Library will re-open on Tuesday 3 April 2018.