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  • Users submit their ideas.
  • Our community discusses and votes for ideas.
  • The best ideas bubble up to the top.

We want YOU to redesign the Birmingham Public Library!

Birmingham Public Library's Central buildings are in need of a makeover. We need your ideas to make BPL the Southeast's premier library— providing the citizens of Birmingham with the finest reading materials, information resources, technology, and creative spaces available anywhere.

The East Building (which is over thirty years old!) and the Linn Henley Research Library (last updated in 1985!) will soon undergo a major renovation to make it a state-of-the-art center for ALL Birminghamians.

Your input is critical.
We have set up this interactive community of ideas— let us know what you want!

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Here’s what we know about the library:
The renovated library will have books and other library materials and services for teens, children, adults including seniors, people with disabilities, meeting space, and the latest technology. It will also house our community's history in the Archives and Southern History Departments.

Where we need your help:
What should the services look like? Where in the building should they be located? What other services should be offered? What have you seen at other libraries you think would be great for Birmingham?

This idea community will help us answer these questions. You can give us your ideas and you can provide feedback on all of the areas right now or over time.

Feedback you provide now through Feb.17 will be shared with the architect team.

Having trouble? E-mail [email protected] for technical assistance.


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