Spring Bank Holiday - our offices are closed

Council offices and contact centres are closed on Saturday 27 May and Monday 29 May. Your bins will be collected as normal on Bank Holiday Monday. Libraries are closed on Monday 29 May only.

Hamstead Library

Tanhouse Centre
Hamstead Road
Great Barr
B43 5EL

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 5.30pm
  • Tuesday: 2pm - 5.30pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 5.30pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 9.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 2pm
  • Sunday: Closed


Tel: 0121 569 2548
Fax: 0121 357 3578
24 Hour renewals hotline: 0121 569 4949
Email: hamstead_library@sandwell.gov.uk



  • A large public car park is available including spaces for disabled users
  • A hearing loop

What will you find at Hamstead library?


  • Books for all ages and tastes
  • Latest bestsellers and much more
  • Daily newspapers
  • Variety of monthly magazines
  • Books on CD, audio tape and in large print
  • Children's films on DVD
  • Free requests for items in stock in Sandwell


  • 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
  • Local Councillor surgeries (within Tanhouse centre)
  • Police surgeries
  • Support groups
  • The library has a dedicated quiet zone from 9.30am - 11am. This can be booked by speaking to a member of staff to check availability.


  • Stay and play sessions
  • Activities for children
  • Reading groups for children and adults
  • Author visits
  • Children's games club
  • Weekly storytimes for children under 5 years of age 

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