At its October 27 meeting, the Board voted to approve Rebekah Craft as the Library’s new Director. In pictures: A sneak peek inside the Library of Birmingham birmingham-library-4.jpg. A view of the new Library of Birmingham at Centenary Square. The VHA National Desktop Library is an online medical library available to staff VA-wide that provides full-text access to clinical textbooks, journals and databases. Birmingham's huge new library is preparing to open, after an investment of about £189m. The room was dismantled when the 1882 Victorian Library was replaced in 1974 by John Madin’s brutalist Central Library. Some of the key features of the Library of Birmingham 1 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL ROOM. large image. Inside the biggest lending library in Europe We finally had a deserved sneak peek this week of what the new library is going to look like inside. Ancestry (available only inside the library) Birmingham Black Barons: Digital Collections: Encyclopedia of Alabama: Jefferson County Probate Court, Loose Records (1852-1936) Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery Interments: Obituary Index : Birmingham Area Newspapers: Red Mountain Cemetery, Records of Interments, 1888-1906 Many people inside the new Library of Birmingham that was officially opened on 3rd September 2013 by Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot in the head in Pakistan by the Taliban for championing women's rights. You are now on an internet site, but some of the resources in the Desktop Library will link to sites that are on the VA intranet. I love books. The Library of Birmingham will certainly redefine the notion of what a library is—it will be joined to the next door Birmingham Rep theatre, and … Inside Birmingham Library. Maurice Harley comes is the education coordinator responsible for developing and teaching the weekly computer classes at the Central Library downtown Birmingham. The Library cost £189m and houses around one million books. Love them. Choosing to study English Literature at college, then completing my degree in English Literature at university, my love affair with the written word has truly blossomed since my teens. The Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected a new Director for the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Michigan. The new building, which replaces the Central Library, houses … Actually they opened the doors to the press on Tuesday, September 27, and here we were, checking the amazing building designed by architect Francine Houben of Dutch studio Mecanoo. Getty Images. (BPL) Harley has worked at the branch for the past seven years, and the number of computer classes — about 10 scheduled each week— has remained consistent. Information about the Library of Birmingham, its design, accessibility, and opening hours Inside the ‘crowning’ golden rotunda is The Shakespeare Memorial Room’s collection of 43,000 books.