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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.

A CGI of Broadway Malyan's proposal for changing Centenary Square

Centenary Square designs displayed at Library of Birmingham

Final quintet of plans chosen from almost 200 entries will be open to public scrutiny ahead of final decision by judging panel

Brasshouse Language Centre could be on the move from its historic home in Sheepcote Street

Brasshouse Language Centre's historic base 'no longer viable'

City council could be on the hunt for a new home for world-renowned centre as it assesses options for language school

The Library of Birmingham, in Centenary Square.

Queues for the Library of Birmingham on last ever Sunday

The controversial decision to cut access times at the Library of Birmingham to save costs has provoked widespread outrage.

Sir Albert Bore is being challenged for the leadership by Councillor John Clancy

It's a two horse race, again, for Labour leadership

It seems that Sir Albert Bore will be challenged by John Clancy alone for the leadership of the council next month after bid to find

Choy Lee Fut lion dancers outside the Library of Birmingham in celebration of the Chinese Lives in Birmingham Spotlight exhibition

Library of Birmingham exhibition celebrates city's Chinese community

Free exhibition called Chinese Lives in Birmingham was created to capture the hidden histories of the city community after being awarded a grant of £35,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Library of Birmingham, in Centenary Square.

Library of Birmingham users slam decision to close on Sundays

The Post's Facebook page has been deluged with comments from unhappy Brummies after the reduction in opening from 73 to 40 hours a week

Birmingham Cathedral has received a £500,000 boost to help it with repair work

Birmingham Cathedral secures £500k windfall

Cash will go towards vital repairs as iconic Birmingham landmark celebrates tercentenary anniversary

Full extent of the Library of Birmingham's reduced opening hours has been revealed

Library of Birmingham to open six hours at weekends

New opening times confirmed following announcement last year that £188m library would be victim of savage cuts resulting in around 100 job losses

St Philip's Square with the Crimean War Memorial, Birmingham Cathedral and NatWest Tower in the background

Birmingham Cathedral gets £500,000 grant to carry out vital internal repairs

300-year-old building is one of 30 English cathedrals to get a share of The First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

Simon Greenfield, Colour Cubed; Ryan Southall, Chantrey Vellacott; Hamish Shilliday, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.

Halesowen firm host quiz night for Birmingham St Mary's Hospice

Colour Cubed attracted 17 teams to a successful quiz night that the Halesowen-based firm hosted in support of Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.

The Library of Birmingham, in Centenary Square.

Beleaguered Library of Birmingham makes top 10 attractions list

The library has been placed alongside the likes of the National Gallery and Southbank Centre in the list drawn up by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)

Xenia Pestova who is performing at Frontiers Festival

Frontier's Festival in Birmingham: What to expect from the event in 2015

Sounds from the electronic festival will be heard in cafes, pubs and libraries from March 16-27

An artist’s impression of the new shopping and dining areas in the Grand Central scheme which will overlook the new train station atrium. They will both open together some time in 2015

Grand Central Birmingham put up for sale

Investors expected to flock as major regeneration site put on the market six months before it opens

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore

Sir Albert Bore: Tories using Kerslake as a smokescreen

Birmingham City leader Sir Albert Bore refuses to back down over who is to blame for local cuts.

Protesters hijack city council budget meeting

Campaigners chant 'shame on you' as authority's leaders clash over £105m cuts to services including Library of Birmingham

Escalator inside the Library of Birmingham which is facing a cull in staff and opening hours

Tories pledge to keep Library of Birmingham open all week

Alternative budget commitments from opposition city council members also claim they would scrap controversial 'garden tax'

Royal Photographic Society remains concerned over future of archives at the Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham photo archive 'still at risk'

Royal Photographic Society says it remains concerned for the future of the nationally recognised archive and four staff following recent budget cuts at library

Actress and writer Meera Syall

Visiting a library tops findings of city's 24-hour culture survey

The survey, carried out in October, revealed most people felt appreciating arts and culture kept their mind stimulated

Prime minister David Cameron with Birmingham Mail Editor Marc Reeves.

Cameron: Birmingham is England's second city

Prime Minister rejects claims Government is obsessed with Northern Powerhouse Manchester while Birmingham and West Midlands are neglected

The Library of Birmingham, in Centenary Square.

Library of Birmingham 'remains major draw for tourists'

The councillor overseeing culture in the city makes an impassioned response following major cuts to the city's landmark library

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