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Library Of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square opened in September 2013 and was a £188m replacement for the city’s 1970s-built Central Library which was closed in July 2013. The new building was designed by Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo and seen as a flagship project in Birmingham’s regeneration. It is the largest public library in the UK and the largest public cultural space in Europe.

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Library of Birmingham rally to call for halt in cuts

Friends of The Library of Birmingham have organised event to coincide with National Library Day and to campaign against proposed slashing of opening hours

The Broad Street statue in honour of Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch

Watt and Boulton would 'turn in their graves' at Library of Birmingham cuts

Lunar Society chairman says Library of Birmingham cuts will hit both education and heritage hard

An artist's impression of the proposed new Birmingham Conservatoire in Eastside

Debate over architecture is vital - even if some of it grates

Buildings, both internally and externally, are the physical setting for our lives, and for better or worse, their design directly affects all of us.

The Library of Birmingham, in Centenary Square.

Library of Birmingham 'heading for spiral of decline', former boss claims

John Dolan OBE contacted the Post to express his fears for the future of the library amid savage cuts as the city council seeks to reduce costs

A CGI of Open Studio Architects with United Visual Artists London's proposal for changing Centenary Square

Architects' plans to transform Centenary Square revealed

Artists' impressions show architects' plans to transform one of the most central public spaces in Birmingham

Amy Seton of Birmingham Whisky Club

Food events you don't want to miss in Birmingham in 2015

From Whisky Birmingham to Good Food Show there is plenty for food lovers to enjoy in the city this year

Crowds gather for the official opening of the Library Of Birmingham

British Library confirms no approach over Library of Birmingham rescue bid

London institute says project to make Library of Birmingham a regional centre is only part of internal discussions at this stage

Birmingham micro sculptor Willard Wigan hopes to create micro Madame Tussauds inside Library of Birmingham

The artist, whose exhibition Through The Eye of a Needle opens at the Library of Birmingham, hopes to do more to help the troubled building

The Library of Birmingham, July 2013

British Library could offer lifeline to Library of Birmingham

A partnership with the British Library could see Birmingham’s new £188 million library become its regional centre

Birmingham Central Library

GALLERY: Goodbye to Birmingham Central Library as Paradise Circus work starts

The city will wave goodbye to one of its most divisive buildings in a matter of months as a major regeneration scheme begins

A new CGI of the Grand Hotel released in November reflected discoveries during restoration work

Review of 2014 - November: Post Business Awards, controversial library statue and Grand Hotel

Around 800 people gathered at the ICC to celebrate the 2014 Birmingham Post Business Awards while a new statue caused fervent debate when it was unveiled outside the Library of Birmingham

Barack Obama and his family by artist Willard Wigan whose work is going on display at the Library of Birmingham later this month

Library of Birmingham to host Willard Wigan exhibition

Sculptor's work which can only be seen through a microscope will be on show for a fortnight later this month

Launch of the Land Rover Discovery Sport was a popular story in September

Review of 2014 - September: Freelander replacement, Newman Brothers nears completion and 'monstrous' house extension

Land Rover unveiled its replacement for the much-loved Freelander in September while readers were left open mouthed at an astonishing house extension in Moseley which left two properties sharing a gutter

Birmingham photographer Vanley Burke is among the signatories of a new petition calling for a halt to cuts at the Library of Birmingham

Photographers' petition to halt Library of Birmingham cuts

Group launches campaign to stop proposed cuts and in turn preserve staff who curate photographic collections at the library

An artists' impression of Resorts World Birmingham at night

Review of 2014 - May: Cineworld at Resorts World, Arena Central lodges plans and £20m Selfridges revamp

As the weather turned nice, property and leisure took centre stage as Selfridges announced a major overhaul and the first plans were submitted for the £400m Arena Central development

Project director Brian Gambles surveys the Shakespeare Memorial Room

Review of 2014 - April: Trouble at Library of Birmingham, Tory Conference under fire and New Street views

April saw the Library of Birmingham under the media glare just eight months after opening while the city council was forced to defend spending almost all of its event budget on the Conservative Conference

CGI of new John Lewis development - one of the most popular stories the Post ran in January

Review of 2014 - January: Rich List, Old Mo wins award and John Lewis takes shape

Our festive look back at the big online news stories of 2014 starts with our annual round up of the region's wealthy, news of a rail track possibly reopening and striking barristers

Centenary Square as seen from the new library - 185 architects are bidding to win the contract to redesign it

Centenary Square design competition attracts nearly 200 architects

Entries received from all over the world to Royal Institute of British Architects' project to reshape public space outside library

Eight reasons to love the controversial new Birmingham Conservatoire

After a raft of criticism for new plans, the dean overseeing the new Birmingham Conservatoire spells out why it is a step forward

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Library of Birmingham cuts are an embarrassment, writers claim

In a letter published this week in the Birmingham Post, the Guild calls on citizens and arts and culture organisations across the region to demand funding is reinstated

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor