Central Library (West Bromwich)

Central Library

High Street
West Bromwich
B70 8DZ

Opening hours

All libraries in Sandwell are currently closed.

We are working hard to re-open services as soon as possible.


Tel: 0121 569 4904 or 0121 569 4911
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
  • A lift on first floor for disabled access

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 and car manuals
  • Local and family history books
  • Range of magazines online and in print
  • Books in different languages
  • Books on CD, MP3, audio tape and in large print
  • Collection of 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.
  • Books on prescription 
  • Download e-books and aAudiobooks


  • Free computer use - PCs shutdown 15 minutes before closing
  • Free WiFi for library members
  • Free internet and email
  • Scanning and photocopying facilities
  • Accessibility computers with adaptive software
  • Online information resources
  • Wide range of reference resources
  • Basic IT sessions including Microsoft Office
  • Advice and guidance about employment
  • Computer games and gaming sessions
  • 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
  • Play n Stay sessions
  • PS4 and Xbox sessions

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

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