Hamstead Library

Tanhouse Centre
Hamstead Road
Great Barr
B43 5EL

Opening hours

All libraries in Sandwell are currently closed.

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


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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