Information service and reference library

Based at the Central library the service provides a variety of resources in printed and electronic formats including business, Council and community information and general reference works.

Central Library
High Street
West Bromwich
B70 8DZ

Tel: 0121 569 4911
Fax: 0121 525 9465
24 Hour renewals hotline: 0121 569 4949
Email:
information_service@sandwell.gov.uk

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9.30am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 6pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 6pm
  • Friday: 9.30am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday: Closed 

      Email enquiries

      All emails will be acknowledged by us within one working day and/or answered by us within 10 working days.

      Need an urgent answer?

      To get an instant response online try using the link to the Enquire service - an international, instant question and answer service provided by librarians and available 24 hours a day, every day.

      If you are a library member you can use the electronic resources including Cobra, Go Citizen and Theory Test Pro by following the link to the library catalogue and logging on with your library card.

      If you are not a library member you can apply using the online joining form and your card will be posted to you

      What will you find in Sandwell reference library?

      Specialist information staff

      • Free computer access, designated study area
      • Free WiFi for library members
      • Encyclopaedias, dictionaries and directories
      • Newspapers and magazines
      • Online Services

      Business information

      • Business and trade directories
      • Company information
      • Business start up information

      Council information

      Your first stop for Sandwell Council information, including:

      • Council services
      • Council meeting minutes and planning applications
      • Access to key Council documents
      • Electoral registers
      • Councillors surgeries

      Community information

      • Local Organisations are now part of Information Point
      • Local history and family history information

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