Study and research at the Library of Birmingham

We welcome students and researchers of all ages, from complete beginners to experienced academics and whether your research is for personal enjoyment, formal learning or work.

Our knowledgeable and friendly librarians and archivists can help you with everything from investigating your family tree or exploring local history to writing a book or studying for an exam. We are always pleased to suggest resources to help you and ways to develop your research further.

The library is a centre of excellence for knowledge and discovery, with a vast collection of reference resources covering every topic under the sun including books, journals, periodicals and other publications.

There are study spaces, wifi and computers available throughout the building, offering you a comfortable environment with everything on hand in which to study or carry out research.

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