The Alan Mills Library at Walsall holds our collections of timetables and other operator publicity, our journals and books The timetable collection is unrivalled, covering the whole of the British Isles (except that our collection of London Transport material is housed at our Acton centre).

We have over 8000 books related to buses and their operations, and a very extensive collection of magazines and periodicals – both those aimed at enthusiasts and at the industry itself.

Walsall also holds a full set of Notices and Proceedings, as well as many enthusiasts’ papers which represent a fascinating record of the study of their particular subject...


opening times

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10.00-16.00 - please book ahead.
Other days and times may be available by arrangement

food & drink

Please bring your own refreshments as we are some distance from the shops.


Step free access is available, doorways are 74cm (29″) wide. Please contact us in advance if you have any other queries.

getting to the centre
by car

The centre is in Sandwell Street, south of the town centre. There is free off-street parking available outside the centre.

by bus

Buses 51 and X51 from Birmingham serve Birmingham Road. Alight at Six Ways, Walsall and walk along Lysways Street to reach Sandwell Street.

by rail

Alight at Tame Bridge Parkway rail station and take buses 4 or 4E towards Walsall, alight at Little London (by the Sikh Temple). Walk along Little London to reach Sandwell Street.


The Alan Mills Library
Sandwell Street


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