£189m Library of B'ham opens

The £189m new Library of Birmingham has opened to the public for the first time. It took 800 people to build and boasts around a million books, a new amphitheatre and two roof gardens.

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Read in the sunshine in the library's roof gardens

Two roof gardens featuring flower beds, benches and views across Birmingham will be open to visitors to the library.

Around 10,000 flowers and shrubs have been planted around the library terraces, while water features have also been installed.

One of the roof gardens at the new Library of Birmingham Credit: Christian Richters
Paths through the shrubbery and water features have been installed Credit: Christian Richters
Visitors can read on one of the benches while enjoying views across Birmingham Credit: Christian Richters

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