Birmingham Midland Institute


A Membership Organisation (although open to anyone) in the centre of Birmingham, with a modest annual subscription.

It has a comprehensive library, with over 6,000 biographies and 18th century volumes among the collection.  The BMI has also recently received a bequest of the library of Mr Robert Deeley comprising books on architecture, church history, landscape and archaeology and topography.  They also own a run of the satirical magazine “The Owl”.

The BMI hosts a series of weekly lectures and concerts in term time and houses a cafe.  It provides a quiet place to work in the centre of the city with long opening hours.

NB The library collection has not been digitised so there is only a card index.

Contact Details

9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS

Opening Hours:  Mon-Fri, 9am – 9pm;  and sometimes on Saturdays.

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