There are charges for photocopying, photographic reproductions and local history publications. Extended searches by staff may be chargeable.
Main library opening hours are 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays, closed on Sundays.
For opening hours for the Centre for the Child and Archives please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/centrallibrary
Registered users may borrow designated material. For details of registration procedures and an application form, see our web site. Access to printed and electronic resources is free and does not require advance booking. Certain archival and photographic material may require advance notice - please telephone to make an appointment.
Public Library, Free access.
Everyone wanting access to archival material requires a County Archive Research Network ticket (CARN). You can register here for a ticket, free of charge, with official proof of identification. You will need to bring official proof of your current printed address, name and signature, such as a driving licence.
Alternatively, you could provide one proof of your name and signature (passport, cash card or credit card) together with one proof of your current address (recent bank statement, utilities bill, medical card, council tax demand or social security book).
You will need to bring your ticket on each visit.
Access is provided throughout, except in the Archives although material can be provided by prior arrangement. There is a range of specialised equipment to help everyone make full use of all our services. For Community Libraries visit http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/communitylibraries