Using our collections

An impressive range of catalogues and search tools will help you find books, journals and electronic resources including journal articles and the University's own research and publications from the library's collections and beyond.

FindIt@Bham is a ‘one stop shop’ for identifying easily what is available across Library Services’ print and electronic collections. 

Print collections and store  
Information on our books, printed journals and archive materials.

Electronic resources  
Get information about the electronic resources made available by Library Services including databases, eJournals and eBooks. Get help setting up your mobile device and smartphone to access resources electronically.

Distance and part time learners 
Services and facilities provided by Library Services available to distance and part time learning students.

Guidance on matters of Copyright and the copying of material for research, teaching and learning at the University.

Information skills and training  
Library Services offer a range of resources and subject support for all students and staff studying and researching at this University. 

Subject support
We have dedicated guides for all subjects. Also contact your Subject Advisor for further advice and support.

Cataloguing and classification  
Details on how to query cataloguing and classification issues such as shelf locations of printed material.

Further information on using our facilities   


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Staff library support  

Subject support 

Contact a Subject Advisor in your department for advice.


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