Shirley library

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Shirley library is a vibrant, well-used community library within Parkgate Shopping Centre.

Along with a selection of books and other resources available for loan, there is a modern sound-proofed ICT suite. Customers can access Microsoft Office and the internet, and printing and photocopying can be done on request..

How to find us

The library is located at:

22 Parkgate

Stratford Road



B90 3GG

Telephone: 0121 704 6300


Opening hours

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday from 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Thursday from 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Saturday from 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Please note, access to library computers ends 15 minutes before the library closes, at lunchtime and at the end of the day.

View our main Libraries page for details of services available in Solihull Libraries and links to the library catalogue/My Account


Regular events are held in the library, booking is necessary for some of these.

You can also view the events at our other libraries.

Please also follow our Facebook page for up-to-date news.

Travelling to the library

The library is in Shirley off the main A34 Stratford Road, within the Parkgate Shopping Centre.

The car park underneath Asda is free for a maximum 3 hours' stay (more than 3 hours if parking after 3pm). Longer stays can be made in the pay and display car park behind Iceland.

Bus routes: 4A, 5, 6, 49, 76 - the nearest stop is Stanway Road.

The nearest railway station is Shirley, on Haslucks Green Road.

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