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Archives, Heritage and Photography

There are millions of individual items in the collections, dating from the 12th century to the present day. For safe keeping and preservation, these are stored in environmentally-controlled conditions inside the Library’s ‘golden box’.
To view this material you need to make an appointment by e-mailing giving details of what you would like to view and when you would like to visit.
The opening hours for the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research are
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Opening hours may differ at times of public holidays

Crystal Lamp Works, Birmingham

FAQs for Archives, Heritage and Photography

Questions about collections, appointments, ID required and how to start your family history.  
Library of Birmingham Birth Certificate

Family History

Explore your family history and get assistance with census records, church records and tracing burials.
Archives, Heritage and Photography, Level 4

Archives, Heritage and Photography

The Library is home to an internationally significant collection of archives, photographs and rare books.  
John Dent Goodman, Dame Geraldine Cadbury and Christian Kunzle

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - men and women who shaped Birmingham

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography highlights the men and women who shaped the city of Birmingham.

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J.J.Audubon Birds of America 321

Library of Cultures Exhibition

Thu 24 April 2014, 8:00am

Cultural Engagement

Cultural Engagement Conference

Sat 26 April 2014, 10:00am

Unposted Letters

Unposted Letters

Thu 24 April 2014, 8:00am

Album 31


Thu 24 April 2014, 8:00am

Dozens and Trails app

Dozens & Trails mobile app

Our mobile app is free to download. You can now buy stunning prints from the Library’s collections from the app.