Birmingham City Council

New online library catalogue

We have now introduced our new online library catalogue system that will enable you to search our catalogue faster and more easily. The new “Spydus” system is live in libraries across the city and is one of the first major new service improvements we are delivering as part of the Library of Birmingham project.

Links to the online library catalogue

To search the catalogue - Online Library Catalogue (Please note that most Central Library books are temporarily unavailable)

Sign in to access your account, to check your loans, renew your books or make reservations - Sign in to the Online Catalogue


New features include:

- clearer, simpler screens and functionality, making it easier to use

- faster search engine, making it quicker to find what you want

- more sophisticated search engine checks book contents lists as well as titles


We hope you enjoy using the new online catalogue!


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