At a time when many libraries across Britain face budget cuts and closure, Birmingham is opening the biggest public library in Europe. Is this new breed of super library the future?
Architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff explores the new cutting-edge building to discover what a 21st-century library looks like, how it functions and why it still has a vital role to play in the digital age. Along the way, he meets artists, photographers and musicians from the local community, who are coming together to celebrate Britain's biggest and boldest new public building.
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