New Opening Times for Birmingham Archives & Collections from 16th November. An inevitable reduction given current woefully low staff numbers but 3 days per week, plus one late evening opening and one Saturday in four should enable everyone to find a time to suit them. Please continue to use this excellent resource for Birmingham local and family history – and remember that the staff are not the ones making the cuts! They continue to deserve our support.
First of all I want to say thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation we ran during September and October about the opening hours of the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research here in the Library of Birmingham.
We had an amazing response, with so many of you getting in touch via email, in person, and via social media, with responses from a wide range of customers from our weekly visiting local, subject, and family historians, from those who travel a distance, from depositors, from academics, from community groups, and from students, and we are very grateful, too, to those who ensured that our consultation was seen by as many people as possible through their re-posting of the blog piece and the flurries of retweeting that went on. What’s more, we understand from your comments that this change in opening hours is not what many of you would…
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