Shirley library

Temporary closures

View the latest Library closures and changes to opening hours. 

Library services available during COVID-19

The following services are available at all sites:

  • Access to the library with unlimited time to browse and sit
  • Bookable and/or walk-in PC access for up to 2 hours per session 
  • Use of memory sticks
  • Renewal or replacement of library cards
  • General Library stock enquiries
  • Loan of up to 10 items for 3 weeks minimum
  • Reservations of up to 10 library items
  • Photocopying, printing or scanning
  • Study space with unlimited time
  • Physical newspapers and magazines where available

In-person rhymetimes and storytimes are now running in several libraries, details are on our Events page 

Booking is required for some events.

You can also still order books from libraries using our Click and Collect service.

Services not available at the moment:

  • Reservations of items on order or not in Solihull stock
  • Inter library loans

Visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask or covering, unless exempt, in line with current government guidance.

All visitors are asked to provide contact details on entering the site in line with the government’s Test and Trace requirements.

Our COVID-19 page can help you understand the changes when visiting a library and see what other services are available.

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


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.