Print collections

You can search for books, printed journals and archive materials using one of these catalogues:


This contains our library catalogue where most of our print holdings are listed (along with our electronic subscriptions and other material). You can search by Author, Title and Keyword, as well as restrict your search to specific formats e.g. books, theses, or to print only content.

Archive catalogue

This lists the archives and manuscripts held by Special Collections at the University of Birmingham. 

Request an item

If your item is held in the Research Reserve, you can complete the request form on FindIt@Bham for it to be retrieved. Some items can be borrowed, others must be consulted in the Allport Room or Special Collections.

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