|photo's by Christian Richters|
After this I decided to go down to the music section, which is right below the ground floor (below the kids section) i found this section slightly disappointing, as the CD's and Graphic Novel sections feel like they need a bit more filling, but this is forgivable in a library that's only a week or two old. Down there everything's kind of a big circle, with a glass roof which you can look up through, i walked round it twice without realising that i'd walked round it twice. Its full of really stylish, comfy looking chairs, including some big circle ones, the sort you can lie in, that seem to have come from some 60's Sci-Fi film.
Its a bit difficult finding a computer too, the computers are split between research computers and short or long term internet computers, understandably demand is high so you may have to look around a bit to find one (if you've got a laptop there's sockets everywhere). Overall, the place feels like a fountain of knowledge and once i went in i didn't want to leave, it makes me feel that it's kind of a shame i'm no longer studying.but i may just find a quiet day go in there and educate myself on something. I get the feeling that you could compare this building to any of the other great libraries you may find in the world, it just has that great vibe about it, a place that you can happily waste a few hours in.
There's some good looking local music showcases and events happening at the library check out the site to book tickets www.libraryofbirmingham.com/Events
Next time i'm in Birmingham u'll go in and take some photos of my own.