Birmingham City University E-Library
Our huge range of books and other resources may appear daunting, so we’ve developed a variety of online tools and services to help you find what you need quickly and easily.
Using our libraries
Who can visit Birmingham City University libraries?
Members of the public and students and staff from other institutions are welcome to use our libraries.
There are four types of access to our libraries:
- SCONUL Access
- External Library Users alumni
- External Library User reference only
- Prospective research students.
You must register at the Help Desk at any of our libraries during staffed hours.
What should I do if I need help?
There are lots of ways to find out more about our services:
- Find out our opening hours
- Take a virtual tour
- Ask at the Help Desk
- Make an appointment to see a librarian
- Send a query via our Library Help page
More than just books…
If you take a look at our website (University log-in required) you’ll see that the library is about more than just books. We subscribe to a large number of online services – electronic journals, e-books and databases – which you can use during your time here.
We have a range of different types of study spaces for you. If you need to work together, we have group rooms and designated areas; if you prefer to work alone there are individual study rooms at Curzon, Kenrick and Mary Seacole Libraries. The Conservatoire Library even has a separate room for listening to and watching its multimedia collection.
In addition to the print and online resources and the study spaces we have a team of dedicated librarians who deliver sessions to support students with searching for the most relevant literature for their coursework.