Library of Birmingham

West Midlands, B1 2ND

Birmingham Central Library is housed in an exciting new building in Centenary Square.

Opened by Malala Yousafzai in September 2013, the new venue includes a state-of-the-art gallery space, a BFI Mediatheque that provides free access to the National Film Archive, an outdoor amphitheatre and other informal performance spaces, a recording studio, and dedicated spaces for children and teenagers.

The library holds the city's collections of archives, photography and rare books, including six which have been designated as being of national and international importance.

Venue information

Opening times

Please visit the Library of Birmingham website for full opening times.

Some specialised parts of the library are not open all the time or have to be booked in advance. Please check before your visit

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)