Kings Heath library

Consultation on future of Birmingham libraries


Posted by Kate Wilcox:

Birmingham City Council (BCC) has outlined plans for the future of Birmingham’s community libraries. The plan is now out for consultation and everybody has the chance to comment on it.

The key point is that all the city’s libraries have been classified in one of four tiers. Kings Heath library is in Tier 1.

The good news is that it is expected to remain open. It will also be open for the same number of hours each week as now.

Overall the proposals mean Kings Heath library will:

  • be open for 35 hours a week (the same as now)
  • remain in its current building
  • move towards more self-service systems (details are not yet known)
  • be used to deliver other services such as benefit verification

More details about the consultation are available at the following links:

If you want to have a say in the consultation, you have until 27 January 2017 to make your views known. You can do it in two ways:

If you have any interest in Kings Heath library it is important that you are part of this consultation. Please fill in the form and send it to BCC.

Photo credit: Kings Heath library by Tony Hisgett (CC BY 2.0)