The workshop will take place at the Library of Birmingham, Room 101.
Library of Birmingham
How to get there
When planning your visit, please be aware that Paradise Circus is currently undergoing major renovation works which may affect your journey. You can find out more information on the Paradise Birmingham website.
Train: the Library is about 10-15 minutes walk from New Street Station and 15-20 minutes from Snow Hill Station. Moor Street and Five Ways are further away but still within walking distance. For more information call National Rail on 08457 11 41 41. If you are using a text phone, dial 18001 first to activate Typetalk.
Bus: Many bus services stop close to the Library on Broad Street including: 1, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 29, 29A, 120, 126, 127, 128, 129, 140, 141. For journey planning please call Network West Midlands on 0871 200 22 33 (Bus and Metro only). Lines are open Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 8pm and on Sunday 10am to 6pm.
: there are plenty of cycle racks in front of the Library on Centenary Square. For information on cycle routes in the city, visit sustrans.org.uk
Car: Birmingham is easily reached via the M5, M6, M40 and M42. Follow signs to Birmingham City Centre and the ICC. From the South-West (M5), leave the motorway at Junction 3, follow the A456 towards the city centre. From the South (M40), South-East (M6) East (M69), or North-East (M42) follow the M6 to Junction 6, then the A38 towards the City Centre. From the North-West (M6) or West (M54) follow the M6 either to Junction 7 then the A34 towards Birmingham City Centre.
Parking: there is no parking available at the Library – public car parks can be found nearby at Cambridge Street and the NIA.
Disabled parking: there are two bays for Blue Badge holders on Cambridge Street directly behind the Library on The REP side. Access to the front entrance is along the covered walkway on the east side of the Library leading onto Centenary Square. Further bays are available in the Paradise Circus multi-storey car park on Cambridge Street.
Taxis: There is a taxi rank across the road outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Broad Street.
Facilities and Access
The Library of Birmingham is designed to be highly accessible to all
. Getting around the building is easy, with a step-free entrance and lifts to all floors, in addition to ramps, escalators, travelators and stairs.
Toilets are available on every floor.
Toilets for people who are disabled
These are marked on the floor plans, which indicate whether the toilet is positioned for transfer from wheelchair to seat from the left or the right.
A Changing Places facility is available on the lower ground floor.
Parent and baby
Parent and baby rooms with changing and feeding facilities are available on the lower ground floor. Changing facilities are also available on level 3. The Library is breast feeding-friendly throughout. Comfortable seating is available on every floor in the lounge areas.
Prams and buggies
Prams and buggies can be parked in the designated area on the ground floor. Please note that for the safety of your child and others, we do not allow prams and buggies on the escalators or travelators.
For their safety, children should be accompanied by a parent or carer whilst in the building, including in the Children’s Library.
WiFi is available throughout the building. This is free to use, with access to additional resources for Library members.
Induction loops to amplify speech for people with hearing aids are fitted at all staffed information desks in the building and in the Studio Theatre. If requested in advance, we can also provide induction loops in our meeting rooms.