You must book in advance before coming to the library. See our safety rules and find out what services are available. The library is only open to staff and students of the University of Birmingham.
- Monday-Friday: 8:00-22:00
- Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00
The Main Library is open to UoB staff and students, and existing paid external members only (no SCONUL, no new external registrations, no day visitors). You must book in advance.
The Main Library café is open Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00 and is accessed via the doors on the patio.
If you want to collect an item you've requested* or return an item, or print off a document, please go to the Main Library's Wolfson Room (open Monday-Friday, 10:00-16:00). You won't need to book. Access is via the side door of the Main Library opposite the Teaching and Learning Building. There is no access between the Wolfson Room and the Main Library.
*Loanable items only. If you're collecting a reference or library-use only item, you will need to book a visit and collect the item from the Library Information Centre on the ground floor of the Main Library.