The Library of Birmingham is now opening up access to previously unavailable stock. This will initially operate in the following fashion:
Request slips are available on Floor 2 and the Music Library (as well as the request slips already available in the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research).
You can hand in the completed request slips to the Customer Service Desks in those areas
Or you can now request items online. Please complete the request form on this page.
You can make a request for any material you are able to locate on the catalogue
Requested material will be available on specified datesand served in those same locations
We are now taking requests for stack items to be made available on Friday 15 August and Friday 12 September. Please submit your request by the Tuesday before the Friday.
We will be increasing access to this material further in the coming months.
Choosing books in the Library of Birmingham
In some parts of the library, you will find lending and reference books together. Please remember that only the books with yellow labels on the spine can be borrowed. The books with white labels are for use in the library only.
We make every effort to keep our catalogue accurate. However, if you're planning to travel to a library to borrow an item, we recommend that you telephone first to check that it's available - Library addresses and phone numbers.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
Click this link to eBooks and eAudiobooks to find out what you can download free if you are a member of the library.
Archives & Heritage catalogue
The archive collections we hold are catalogued separately.