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Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

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The Library of Birmingham is a public library in Birmingham, England. It is situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep (to which it connects, and with which it shares some facilities) and Baskerville House. Upon opening on 3 September 2013, it replaced Birmingham Central Library. The library, which is estimated to have cost £188.8 million, is viewed by the Birmingham City Council as a flagship project for the city's redevelopment. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe, and the largest regional library in Europe. 2,414,860 visitors came to the library in 2014 making it the 10th most popular visitor attraction in the UK.
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  • The Library of Birmingham is well worth a visit. A really interesting building with a lot of very old and interesting reference books and a local archive. There was an interesting photography...  more »
  • Easy to get to from New Street station (Stephenson exit). It is lovely inside and the secret garden offers some great views. Unfortunately the Shakespeare floor was closed on my visit.  more »
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  • Love this library. The perfect place to go and work. So many places to sit and study. Can print and scan your documents. So many books I haven’t ventured to browse yet. Cute cafe on the ground floor. Friendly helpful staff. Never too busy. Air con when it’s hot too.
  • It is unusual to have places you can be proud of to take friends and family to in Brum. Fantastic building inside & out! Well worth looking at when you visit Birmingham. Right in the middle of the city so perfect if you only have a few minutes spare to walk past or have a couple of hours to explore inside.

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