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Central Library (West Bromwich)

Central Library

High Street
West Bromwich
B70 8DZ

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


Tel: 0121 569 4904
Fax: 0121 569 4979
24 Hour renewals hotline: 0121 569 4949
Email: central_library@sandwell.gov.uk



  • Alternative level access and disabled parking bay are available via the Town Hall car park, off Lodge Road
  • A hearing loop is available at the library counter

Serving the needs of the 21st century, yet built in the early 20th century, Central boasts the largest, and most varied range of stock of any library in the Borough. Its Learning Centre offers free public access to the internet via a large number of computers, study guides and careers information - backed up by surgeries run by partners such as Job Link.

What will you find at Central library?


  • Thousands of books for all ages and tastes
  • Latest bestsellers and much more
  • Extensive collection of graphic novels
  • Special collections of travel books, car manuals and language courses
  • Local and family history books
  • Wide variety of magazines and newspapers
  • Books in different languages
  • Books on CD, MP3, audio tape and in large print
  • Latest blockbusters and classic films on DVD
  • Free requests for items in stock in Sandwell
  • Café Central is now open every weekday from 11am - 3pm for drinks and snacks.


  • Free computer use - PCs shutdown 15 minutes before closing
  • Free WiFi for library members
  • Free internet and email
  • Accessibility computers with adaptive software
  • Online information resources
  • Information Service and Reference library
  • IT and other classes, from beginner to advanced
  • Advice and guidance about employment
  • Local Councillor surgeries
  • The library has two dedicated quiet zones, these are the front book bank on the ground floor, and the rear area of the upper floor.


  • Author visits for all ages
  • Story times
  • Holiday fun for children
  • Friends of the Library group
  • Reading groups for all ages

Not a library member? Anyone can join Sandwell libraries - find out How to join.

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