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Birmingham Central Library
General information
Type Library
Architectural style Brutalist
Location Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, England
Coordinates 52°28′49.07″N 1°54′17.17″W / 52.4802972°N 1.9047694°W / 52.4802972; -1.9047694Coordinates: 52°28′49.07″N 1°54′17.17″W / 52.4802972°N 1.9047694°W / 52.4802972; -1.9047694
Construction started April 1969
Completed December 1973
Opening 12 January 1974; 46 years ago (1974-01-12)
Closed 29 June 2013
Demolished 2014 (Planned)
Cost 4.7 million Pound sterling
Height 22.6 metres (74 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 8
Design and construction
Owner Birmingham City Council
Main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine
Architect John Madin
Architecture firm John Madin Design Group
Structural engineer Ove Arup & Partners
Services engineer R.W. Gregory & Partners
Quantity surveyor L.C. Wakeman & Partners

Birmingham Central Library was the main public library in Birmingham, England from 1974 until 2013. It closed on 29 June 2013 and was replaced with the Library of Birmingham.

It was once the largest non-national library in Europe.

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