New library only half open or is that half closed?

Two months after the opening of the new Library of Birmingham important services are not currently being provided or are partially accessible to members of the public. The local archive is only open by appointment and items have to be pre-ordered, the waiting time can be several weeks. The archive holds internationally significant collections. The…

The future of Bloomsbury Library in Nechells?

Question to Birmingham City Council from Birmingham Libraries Campaigns Your Question In an article in last week’s Birmingham Mail there was a report about the theft of lead from the roof of Bloomsbury library in Nechells. The article also reported an anonymous library worker who stated ‘We were told the library was closing down for…

The Library of Birmingham and the outstanding £1.35m cut

  Sir Albert Bore was greeted at last nights Budget consultation meeting by a big ‘Save our libraries’ banner held aloft by some UNISON librarians and joined by members of the Birmingham libraries campaign.   The City Council is currently consulting over £90m of proposed budget cuts for 2014-15 which could lead to 1,000 job loses.   The…