Opening hours

Books

Changes to our opening hours, eg due to extreme weather conditions, will be announced on Twitter.


 Main Library

The Main Library is located at the centre of the Edgbaston campus. 

Monday 30 September - Friday 20 December 2019

We open at 08:00 on Monday 30 September and will remain open 24/7 until 22:00 on Friday 20 December.

Please note the Library Cafe will be closed from 14:00 Friday 20 December until 9:00 Thursday 2 January.

Saturday 21 December - Friday 27 December 2019

closed

Saturday 28 December - Tuesday 31 December 2019

10:00- 18:00

Wednesday 1 January 2020 

closed

Tuesday 2 January - Friday 5 June 2020

We open at 08:00 on Tuesday 2 January and will remain open 24/7 until 22:00 on Friday 5 June.

 Barber Fine Art Library

The Barber Fine Art Library is located on the ground floor of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Monday 30 September - Friday 13 December 2019

Monday to Thursday - 09:00 - 19:00

Friday - 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday - 10:00 - 14:00

Sunday - closed

Saturday 14 December - Friday 20 December 2019

Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday - closed

Sunday - closed

Saturday 21 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020 

closed

Thursday 2 January - Sunday 12 January 2020

Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday - closed

Sunday - closed

 Barnes Library

The Barnes Library is located in the Medical School building.

Monday 30 September - Sunday 15 December 2019

Monday to Thursday - 08:45 - 21:00

Friday  - 08:45 - 19:00

Saturday - 10:00 - 18:00

Sunday - 10:00 - 18:00

Monday 16 December - Thursday 19 December 2019 

Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 19:00

Saturday - 10:00 - 14:00

Sunday - closed

Friday 20 December 2019

09:00 - 17:00

Saturday 21 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020 

closed

Thursday 2 January - Friday 10 January 2020

Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 19:00

Saturday - 10:00 - 14:00

Sunday - closed

 Cadbury Research Library

The Cadbury Research Library is located on the Lower Ground Floor of the Muirhead Tower accessible through the foyer area of the building. Take the lift or stairs to the Lower Ground (LG) floor and then follow the signs to the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections. 

Monday 30 September - Friday 20 December 2019

Monday - 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday to Wednesday - 09:00 - 17:00

Thursday - 09:00 - 19:00*

Friday - 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday - closed

Sunday - closed

Saturday 21 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020 

 closed

Thursday 2 January - Sunday 12 January 2020

Monday - 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday to Wednesday - 09:00 - 17:00

Thursday - 09:00 - 17:00*

Friday - 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday - closed

Sunday - closed

*Please note: requests for material must be placed by 16:15, or 16:30 on Thursdays.  If you are visiting on our late Thursday opening but are arriving after 16:30, you will need to pre-order the material you wish to consult.

 Orchard Learning Resource Centre

The Orchard Learning Resource Centre is situated on our Selly Oak Campus, approximately one mile from the main campus in Edgbaston along the Bristol Road.

Monday 30 September - Friday 13 December 2019

Monday to Friday - 08:30 - 19:00

Saturday - 10:00 - 18:00

Sunday - closed

Saturday 14 December - Friday 20 December 2019

Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday - 10:00 - 14:00

Sunday - closed

Saturday 21 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020 

closed

Thursday 2 January - Sunday 12 January 2020

Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday - 10:00 - 14:00

Sunday - closed

 Dental Library

The Dental Library is situated on the first floor of the Dental Hospital in Edgbaston.  The library is open to all, but is situated inside a working NHS hospital building. Please contact the Library in advance to arrange access if you are not a member of the University School of Dentistry.   

Monday 30 September - Friday 20 December 2019

Monday to Friday - 08:45 - 17:00

Saturday - closed

Sunday - closed

Saturday 21 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020 

closed

Thursday 2 January - Sunday 12 January 2020

Monday to Friday - 08:45 - 17:00

Saturday - closed

Sunday - closed

 Shakespeare Institute Library

The Shakespeare Institute Library is located in the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Monday 30 September - Sunday 15 December 2019

Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 20:00

Saturday - 09:00 - 17:00

Sunday - 13:00 - 17:00

Exceptions:

Saturday 2 November -  09:00 - 18:00

Saturday 7 December - 09:00 - 18:00

Monday 16 December - Friday 20 December 2019

Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 20:00

Saturday - 09:00 - 17:00

Sunday - 13:00 - 17:00

Saturday 21 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020 

closed

Thursday 2 January - Sunday 12 January 2020

Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 20:00

Saturday - 09:00 - 17:00

Sunday - 13:00 - 17:00

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