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

From Monday 28 September

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00-22:00
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00

From 28 September, 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.

 

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 will be providing a reprographics service and an enhanced enquiries service from Monday 14 September. 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. 

From 5 October 2020

  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 15:00

Dental Library

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).

From 21 September

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

From 28 September

  • Monday-Wednesday: 10:00-16:00
  • Thursday-Friday: 10:00-20:00
  • 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 from 21 September.

The reading room will be open to staff and students of the University from a date in October (tbc).

 

 

Colleges

Professional Services