Knowle Library

Exterior of Knowl library

Chester House
1667-1669 High Street
B93 0LL

Telephone: 01564 775840

Opening times

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday 10.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm & 1.00pm to 3.00pm*

* From 1.00pm - 3.00pm access is provided by volunteers from The Knowle Society. During this time customers can return, renew and loan library items.


  • there is free parking at the rear of the library


  • free WiFi access
  • 2 hours free computer and internet access for library members (computers are available until 15 minutes before the library closes). Access for non-library members is charged at £1.25 for half an hour, or £2.50 for an hour
  • exhibition area for hire
  • audio books
  • Black and white/colour photocopying, and scanning facilities available
  • you can view an access guide for Knowle library at AccessAble
  • Free scanning facilities

Online services


  • Monday story time - held weekly from 10.30am to 11.00am. Free event, no need to book just come along
  • The Reading Café - taking place monthly on Fridays from 10.30am to 11.30am. All are welcome to join our reading community, contact the library for dates
  • Poetry Group - discover the enjoyment there is in reading and discussing poetry. Monthly on a Tuesday; 11.00am - 12.00pm
  • Knit and Natter Group - meet monthly on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Knowle Readers Circle - meet monthly on Fridays 2.15pm
  • Knowle self run readers group - meet once a month on Tuesdays 11.00am. New members welcome
  • Police Surgery - held monthly on Fridays 1.00pm - 2.00pm. No appointment necessary, please contact the library for the next date
  • Computer taster sessions - Delivered through Recom a six week course on a one to one basis. Charges apply, please contact the library for details or Recom direct on 0121 663 0335
  • Knowle society - Knowle Society have regular displays in our gallery area and are available each Saturday morning for local history enquiries.
  • Under-fives Rhyme Time - held every Friday at 2.00pm
  • Self-Running Family History Group - to run monthly on a Tuesday between 2.30pm - 4.00pm
  • Scrabble Club - for adults runs fortnightly on Thursdays from 2.00pm

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