Library of Birmingham from Centenary Square
20 Jan 2015 | From Helen of UK
This is a thank-you postcard from Helen for the official Postcrossing postcard I sent her last November 2014. It actually took me a while (and some running through my received Postcrossing e-mails) to figure out who the sender is. My memory is failing me.
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. It 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.
The Library of Birmingham is a very special venue for meetings, conferences, training courses, gala dinners, banquets and wedding/civil ceremonies in the heart of the city. The library has a number of nationally and internationally significant collections, including the Boulton and Watt archives, the Bournville Village Trust Archive, the Charles Parker Archive, the Parker collection of children's books, the Wingate Bett transport ticket collection, the Railway and Canal Historical Society Library; and the photographic archives of the Warwickshire photographic survey, Sir Benjamin Stone, John Blakemore and Val Williams; and is in the process of acquiring that of Daniel Meadows.