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. 

Monday 27 September - Sunday 19 December

Open 24 hours a day

Café

The Main Library café is open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

See our Main Library webpage for further details of our services.

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

Barnes Library

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

The Library's study spaces are available 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

Cadbury Research Library

Open for staff and students of the University only. 

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:20 - 15:40 (closed 13:00-13:30)
  • Friday: 10:20-13:10
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Outside of opening hours, there are:

  • the 1-1 virtual Reading Room
  • small in-person and remote teaching sessions
  • an enquiry and reprographics service

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

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: 08:30 - 16:00
  • Saturday - Sunday: closed

From Monday 27 September

  • Monday - Tuesday: 08:30-18:30
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 08:30-16:00
  • Saturday - Sunday: closed

Shakespeare Institute Library

The Shakespeare Institute is open to UoB staff and students.  

  • Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

 

 

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