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Library of Birmingham

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Amazing building!

Fantastic facilities, very attractive building, well worth a visit, escalators to many floors. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Swansea, United Kingdom

Holy Wotsits! If you haven’t been to this library then you’ve missed a trick. I wish all library’s... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Banbury, United Kingdom
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Library of Birmingham 4 Centenary Square | Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND, England
+44 121 303 6709
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic facilities, very attractive building, well worth a visit, escalators to many floors. The staff are very friendly and informative.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank marianl695
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Holy Wotsits! If you haven’t been to this library then you’ve missed a trick. I wish all library’s were like this because instead of being old and fusty with a ‘shhhhh’ mentality, this library is all glitz and glamour. It’s like the Strictly Come Dancing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrsmlriley2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didnt plan the visit, just in Birmingham and thought it would be nice to look around. Surprised by what the libary offers took a couple of hours to walk around. Make sure you dont miss the Shakespear Libary at the very top. Well done Birmingham...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Staffspat1
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is as impressive inside as out, I love this place and so do my kids exploring. It's rare to say these days but it is a library I would travel for.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DawnWalker1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not keen on the outside, but don't let that put you off, it's iconic, magnificent, everything is 100% and the view from the roof is amazing

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EM19FEBRUARY2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely librarian and great facilities for all ages and abilities. They have great changing facilities for disabled people and breastfeed friendly feeding room too. The garden is great place to visit during the spring and summer a bit too cold for this visit and lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jee C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous place - could spend all day there! The music section is brilliant and the gardens/view is breathtaking let alone the Shakespeare room on the top. Shame the glass lift was out of action when we went

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kipperdally
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must admit I was against this as the old was ok and the cost was big. I went out of curiosity. The building is beautiful. The secret gardens are lovely.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kimmie_bee37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Building, the Gardens and the Viewpoint are a delight and a credit to Birmingham , make sure you go to the 9th floor for the views

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing traditional Library packed full of Knowledge culture and reference. Spacious and well equipped although the opening hours have been curtailed due to our wonderful austerity.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lilac T
4 February 2015|
Response from Tweezeandbubble | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Ten minute walk. Head towards the mailbox then right towards broad street.