Opening hours

 

Reduced hours

In line with the national lockdown restrictions students are asked to only use on campus facilities if you have to, including libraries and study spaces, to reduce the risk of transmission.
Books

Main Library

The Main Library is open to UoB staff and students (no paid external visitors, no SCONUL members, no new external registrations, no day visitors).

You must book in advance before coming to the library. See our safety rules and find out what services are available. 

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00-22:00 (see collection hour information below)
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00

    Bank Holiday

    Monday 31 May - 10:00 - 18:00

    There will be no collection hour on this day, and no access to the Wolfson Room.

Collection Hour

We will be operating a collection-only hour from 8:00-9:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

You will be able to visit the Main Library without booking, in order to collect books and other materials, but you will not be able to study during this time. The building will be cleared at 9:00, and bookings will start from 9:30.

Café

The Main Library café is open Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00 and is accessed via the doors on the patio.

Print, collect requests, return

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, and 8:00-16:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the collection-only hour). You don'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

From Monday 12 April

You must book your visit in advance by emailing us.

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

Bank Holiday

Monday 31 May - closed

Barnes Library

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

UoB staff and students only.

The Barnes Library is accessible when the Medical School is open.  However, the High Demand Collection, is only open when the library is staffed.

High Demand Collection

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00-16:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed
  • Monday 31 May - closed

Cadbury Research Library

The Cadbury Research Library is providing a reprographics service and an enhanced enquiries service. It is open for staff and students of the University only. 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
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Bank Holiday

Monday 31 May - closed

Dental Library

The Dental Library will  be open to Dental Hospital staff and University of Birmingham staff and students only. 

Seating has been spaced for social distancing, and you will not need to book to visit the library.

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

Bank Holiday

Monday 31 May - closed 

Orchard Learning Resource Centre

The OLRC is open to UoB staff and students (no paid external visitors, no SCONUL members, no new external registrations, no day visitors). You do not need to book.

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

    Bank Holiday

    Monday 31 May - closed 

Shakespeare Institute Library

The Shakespeare Institute is open to UoB staff and students.  

Click and collect, and limited pre-booked study space.

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

    Bank Holiday

    Monday 31 May - closed 

 

 

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