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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.

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham's Google inspired revival shows how partnerships can save services

Deals with Google and Brasshouse show council can overcome cuts with partners says library chief Penny Holbrook

Deal to keep Library of Birmingham open until 9pm gets cautious welcome

Commentators welcome extended opening hours, after major cutbacks, but others fear the library service is being diluted after shake-up

The Amphitheatre at the Library of Birmingham

A 2007 vision for library finally starting to take shape

Local government correspondent Neil Elkes remembers a vision for the new library from eight years ago which is only now starting to bear fruit

New opening hours have been announced by the Library of Birmingham

New opening hours for Library of Birmingham

Brasshouse Language Centre will also relocate from Sheepcote Street as battle to bring library into wider use continues

The Google Digital Garage in the Library of Birmingham

Welcome Google... The Library of Birmingham needs a new story

Technology giant Google is opening up a new operation at the £189 million Library of Birmingham

The Google Digital Garage in the Library of Birmingham exclusive

Google offers boost to troubled Library of Birmingham

Digital training base will help soothe pain of cuts to staff and hours as council tries to mitigate against major budget cuts

Photo exhibition captures life in Balsall Heath in 1968

Ghost Streets Of Balsall Heath pictures by Janet Mendelsohn go on display at Old Print Works

British Library joins Library of Birmingham for cultural partnership

Special project will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with initiative designed to help support the cash-strapped library

Centenary Square redesign winner revealed

Concept by Edinburgh practice Graeme Massie Architects picked from five finalists to create new public realm in front of the Library of Birmingham

Birmingham 'should lower expectations' as cuts continue to bite

City council presents bleak picture and warns of further cuts next year as authority bids to lower demand for its services

Crowds explore the Library of Birmingham when it opened in 2013 since when opening times have been cut by 33 hours

Library of Birmingham rally to call longer opening hours

Friends of the Library of Birmingham will march on Saturday in protest to recent council cuts which have seen the opening hours reduced by 33 hours

'A tour de force for Birmingham' - Clive Dutton who has died aged 62Clive Dutton

Former Birmingham regeneration chief Clive Dutton dies

Tributes paid to man who worked on Library of Birmingham development and 2012 Olympic legacy project

House Purchase document for Birmingham Municipal Bank

Hidden Spaces: The story of Britain's first Municipal Savings Bank

The building was designed by Thomas Cecil Howitt, the architect of the nearby and equally grand Baskerville House

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

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

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