Shirley Library

Shirley library is modern, vibrant, and offers a range of services under one roof, supporting learning, reading and digital experiences for the whole community.

How to find us

The library is located at:

22 Parkgate
Stratford Road
B90 3GG

Telephone: 0121 704 6300

Opening hours

  • Monday 9.30am - 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9.30am - 7.00pm
  • Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm

Vist our Walk in centres page for our Solihull Connect at Shirley opening times. 


There are 500+ car park spaces accessed from Haslucks Green Road.

Parking is free for the first 3 hours.


photo of the interior of Shirley Library

  • information and advice about Council services via a Solihull Connect walk-in service (no cash payments for Connect services)
  • an exciting Children’s Zone to capture young people’s imagination and provide space for families to spend time together
  • 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
  • ICT Tuition and Family History Courses
  • improved opening hours for the library - opening all day on Wednesdays, so six days per week
  • community meeting rooms
  • study facilities
  • Relaxation Zone for browsing and reading
  • public toilets that include a baby changing unit and toilet for people with additional needs
  • DVDs and audio books
  • Black and white/colour photocopying, scanning and fax facilities available

Online services


  • Readers Circle - 2nd Monday of the month, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Library Poetry Group - 1st Thursday of the month, 10.30am - 12.00pm
  • Creative Writing Group - 1st Friday of the month, 10.30am - 12.00pm
  • Rhyme Time for babies and toddlers - Tuesdays 10.00am - 10.30am, Wednesdays 2.00pm - 2.30pm and Saturdays 11.00am to 11.30am (term time only)
  • Striders and Strollers - alternate Fridays, meet at 10.30am (please ask at the library for dates)
  • Recom - IT help for jobseekers, Mondays, 2.30pm - 5.30pm
  • Children’s Code Club - for children aged 9-13. Thursdays 5.00pm - 6.00pm during term time. At Code Club you will learn how to make cool games and animations. Places are limited so speak to a member of the library staff or call us on 0121 704 6300 to book a place or join the waiting list.
  • Knit and Natter - 2nd Thursday of the month, 2.00pm to 4.00pm. All welcome

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