Dozens & TrailsDozens & Trails

From the weird to the wonderful
at the Library of Birmingham

A free app for iOS and Android which allows you to browse and discover wonderful content, and embark on trails around Birmingham.

Download free for iPad, iPhone and Android


Surprises, curiosities and hidden gems from the UK’s finest public library.

Browse through visual highlights of the Library of Birmingham’s extensive collections, events and activities. From the extraordinary to the bizarre Dozens are hand-picked selections of personal favourites from the library’s staff, friends and partners.



Sights and stories mapped across the city. Choose one of our illustrated tours for a fresh perspective on Birmingham.

The Library of Birmingham takes its collections to the streets, with Trails, theme-based tours of 12 illustrated sites mapped around the city. Explore this city’s rich cultural history of innovators, benefactors and radical thinkers, on foot or at home. Find out about the city of today and discover your own connections to Birmingham past and present.

About the Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham will be a major new cultural destination and a new type of library. Rewriting the book for 21st century public libraries, it aims to provide a showcase for the city’s internationally important collections of archives, photography and rare books.

Through digital technology, everyone from Birmingham to Beijing, Bangalore and beyond will be able to access the Library of Birmingham’s world-class resources. As a centre of excellence for literacy, research, study, skills development, entrepreneurship, creative expression, health information and much more, the Library of Birmingham will change people’s lives.

What's next in Version 2.0

We’re already hard at work planning version 2.0 and want to make discovering the content even more involving and relevant.

  • More types of content
  • Search & filtering
  • Commenting & favouriting
  • Create your own Dozens
  • UI & UX improvements
  • Purchase physical prints of content & dozens

But for the moment, download the existing app for iPhone, iPad and Android and discover something new today.