Opening hours

Books

Main Library

The Main Library is open to UoB staff and students.  Unfortunately, we are still unable to offer access to paid external visitors, SCONUL members, external registrations and day visitors. 

You will no longer need to book to use the library.

Please see our safety rules and find out what services are available.

Friday 11 June - Sunday 26 September 2021

Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00 

Bank Holiday

Monday 30 August - closed

Café

The Main Library café is open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 and is accessed via the doors on the patio.

Print, collect requests, returns

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).   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 collect this from the Library Information Centre on the ground floor of the Main Library.

Barber Fine Art Library

The Barber Fine Art Library is open to UoB staff and students. Unfortunately, we are still unable to offer access to paid external visitors, SCONUL members, external registrations and day visitors. 

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

Bank Holiday

Monday 30 August - closed

Barnes Library

The Barnes Library  is open to UoB staff and students.   Unfortunately, we are still unable to offer access to paid external visitors, SCONUL members, external registrations and day visitors. 

The 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 to Sunday: closed

Bank Holiday

Monday 31 August - 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 30 August - closed

Dental Library

The Dental Library is open to Dental Hospital staff and University of Birmingham staff and students only.  Unfortunately, we are still unable to offer access to paid external visitors, SCONUL members, external registrations and day visitors.  

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

Bank Holiday

Monday 30 August - closed 

Orchard Learning Resource Centre

The OLRC is open to UoB staff and students.   Unfortunately, we are still unable to offer access to paid external visitors, SCONUL members, external registrations and day visitors.  

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

    Bank Holiday

    Monday 30 August - 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 30 August - closed 

 

 

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