Key announcements

Our council tax and benefits online systems and forms may be unavailable on Saturday 21 May between 8am and 2pm due to planned maintenance. Details of how to offer support to Ukraine residents fleeing war, and where to find information and advice are on our City of Sanctuary webpage

Guides for finding materials

  1. Black History collection subject guide (please consult staff for further information)
  2. Slavery/anti-slavery resources guide which gives reference to the anti-slavery pamphlet collection. Entries for these texts can also be found via the online catalogue (Spydus). (Please consult staff for further information)
  3. Birmingham Stories source guides - stored in the Heritage Research Area quick reference sequence plus on-line via
  4. Black History sources in Birmingham City Archives (BCOL 21.85)
  5. Making Connections Birmingham Black International History(BCOL 21.85)

For further information on connected subject areas such as geography, ancient Egypt and a wider range of biographies, please consult the library catalogue or speak with a member of library staff.

The open access Black History Collection is located on level 4 of the Library of Birmingham.

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