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Library of Birmingham

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Amazing building

We went to the library in search of the secret rooftop garden which did not disappoint . The views... read more

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Welshtyke01
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Garden terrace with good views of the city

The new library has a great outside terrace area with great views over Birmingham’s skyline. Not... read more

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Library of Birmingham 4 Centenary Square | Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the library in search of the secret rooftop garden which did not disappoint . The views of Birmingham are stunning and we could see where our narrowboat was moored by The Cube. The building is interesting itself both inside and out. Don't...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The new library has a great outside terrace area with great views over Birmingham’s skyline. Not far from New Street Station and next door to Brindleyplace!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lived in near Birmingham my whole life be never been to the new library. The place is amazing especially the roof top garden and the Shakespeare room.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An impressive structure worth visiting if only for the rather unexpected outdoor garden an viewing area. There is an impressive array of reading material, a coffee shop and a small library shop but ultimately it is just a library.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Middleagedman54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After working in Birmingham for 5 months decided to pop into the library and check out the audiobook range. I had exhausted my local library and have been considering using amazon audible. People don’t waste your money! The library has an extensive audiobook range that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SarahS605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the best library in the west midlands, selection of books and magazines is amazing. Avoid the cafe as is over priced

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a very pleasant couple of hours browsing and enjoying the spaces - the outdoor terraces planted with fragrant herbs and the Tolkien WW1 inscription, the round atrium, quiet study and contemplation rooms and the range of resources available. Great to see so many people...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank oakes5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited to view the roof garden and not disappointed, only let down is the cafe should be up there. Worth a visit once building works are finished, the city is going places!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank j0hnhill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The roof garden was beautiful on the day we visited. Sun shining. Volunteers working. We also took our French friends down to the Shakespeare gallery. Absolutely lovely. Can spend hours here.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CherylJoy666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What ana amazing building and go to the garden and it’s rhe most calming and beautiful view from any library

Date of experience: May 2019
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