Opening hours

 

Reduced hours

Books

Main Library

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. 

Barber Fine Art Library

You must book your visit in advance. Space is very limited due to social distancing.

UoB staff and students only.

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00-16:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Barnes Library

Booking isn't required for visiting the Barnes Library. Seating has been spaced for social distancing.

UoB staff and students only.

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00-16:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Cadbury Research Library

The Cadbury Research Library is providing a reprographics service and an enhanced enquiries service. Staff and students of the University will be able to visit from Monday 5 October. See the CRL's information including how to book a slot to visit and health and safety measures. 

  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 15:00

Dental Library

CLOSED until further notice due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Booking isn't required for visiting the Dental Library. Seating has been spaced for social distancing.

UoB staff and studens only.

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00-16:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Orchard Learning Resource Centre

You do not need to book. 

UoB staff and students, and existing paid external members only (no SCONUL, no new external registrations, no day visitors).

  • Monday-Wednesday: 10:00-16:00
  • Thursday-Friday: 10:00-20:00 (16:00-20:00, library services are unavailable apart from book returns and study space)
  • Saturday-Sunday: closed

Shakespeare Institute Library

The Shakespeare Institute is offering reprographics, an enhanced enquiries service, and a click and collect service for borrowing items.

The reading room will be open to staff and students of the University from 12 October.

 

 

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