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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Groningen, 14 Aug 2015.
Such a nice building, but no money for new books. Like brand new trains without seats.
It's a shame because people are blaming the local authority when Whitehall want to disproportionately attack urban councils especially those who vote Labour.
From the BBC April 2, 2015.
The £189m Library of Birmingham, which has been open for less than two years, is to be shut on Sundays. It means the building, housing one million books, will be available for just six hours at weekends, from 11:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays.
The city council cut the hours - from 19 April - as part of needs to save nearly £113m from its 2015/16 budget. In February, it announced opening hours would be reduced. Up to 90 staff are expected to lose their jobs. The council stressed that staff redundancies were still being discussed, but cuts could affect a total of 100 people.
Library of Birmingham opening hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 20:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
From 19 April 2015:
Monday/Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Have a look at what a meaningless city Birmingham than is (according to Wiki):
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the largest and most populous British city outside London with 1,092,330 residents.
I think people need to do a little bit of research on Birmingham City Council before blaming the Government for a lack of cash
I've no doubt that cuts to the Council budget have been made but it's a bit rich to claim that the poor old Council are being hard done by when their financial crisis is, in great part, down to deliberately underpaying their female staff for years
Is it just me that thinks the Birmingham library looks like a nuclear power plant. Just as a matter of interest is it nice and warm in there with glowing ceilings?
I visit Birmingham on a regular basis and have visited the library several times, I honestly think the building is an absolute eyesore, but that's just my opinion, inside though it is very impressive, I would recommend anyone visiting Brum to have a look inside, the view from the roof is quite spectacular.
It is most definitely a brilliant building, with an open garden very close to the top to look over and as the poster above me said, the view from the top really is great.
Hideous looking place.
If I saw that without prior knowledge of what it is I certainly wouldn't think 'library'. I'd probably think 'casino'.
I would never describe it as nice. It looks like it is covered in fancy wrapping paper.
Absolutely appalling - an indictment of the philistines who run the country and who know the price of everything, the value of nothing.