Tagged: Library of Birmingham

The library of the future?

When I attended the opening of the Library of Birmingham last year it was hard not to get caught up in the excitement. I had... Read more

Library of Birmingham visitor numbers plummet by 600k

Visitors to the £183m Library of Birmingham have plummeted by almost 600,000 in a year. Read more

Library of Birmingham in £2m language school conversion

The Library of Birmingham is to undergo a £2.1m conversion which will see the opening of a language school. Read more

Campaigners welcome literacy drive but condemn government hypocrisy

Library groups have welcomed education secretary Nicky Morgan’s drive for all children to have a library card, although campaigners say the news rings hollow... Read more

Birmingham Council confirms 'pause' on library book fund

Birmingham City Council has confirmed it is making cuts to the number of books it will buy for libraries, after libraries in the area ... Read more

Outrage as Birmingham Libraries appeal for book donations

Birmingham Libraries are reportedly asking the public to donate books published in the last 12 months because of budget cuts.   On Facebook, BBC... Read more

Birmingham library users stage sit-ins

Library users have been staging sit-ins at the Library of Birmingham as it switches to shorter opening hours following council cuts. Police were called in... Read more

Library of Birmingham to open six hours at weekends

The Library of Birmingham will be open for just six hours on weekends once planned cuts are introduced. Under the plans, which have seen the... Read more

Protests as Birmingham council confirms library cuts

Birmingham City Council has passed £105m of cuts, including a budget reduction for the Library of Bimingham, despite the annual meeting being disrupted three times... Read more

National Libraries Day to see Birmingham cuts protest

Protesters will use National Libraries Day on Saturday as a chance to campaign against planned cuts at the Library of Birmingham. Hundreds of... Read more

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