University of Birmingham Main Library
Material in the Main Library covers a wide range of subjects, with 400,000 items of high-use material arranged over the first, second and third floors. Use FindIt@Bham, our library catalogue, to find the item’s shelfmark and location. You can also use ResourceLists@Bham, and search by your course or module.
To find out where to go to browse by subject, try our interactive map.
Library Information Centre
This is on the ground floor, where you will need to go to collect reservations, inter-library loans, and material retrieved from the Research Reserve.
Borrowing and returning
Self-issue machines are on the ground, first, second and third floors of the building. Return your items via the machine on the ground floor, just before the entrance gates.
Group study rooms
The Main Library has fourteen group study rooms, seating between five to eight students. They are not for use as individual study areas, and are not for meetings between students and tutors, mentors, etc. Each has an LCD screen, which you can attach a device to using the cables provided.
See our map to find the locations of the rooms.
- For five people: first floor (rooms 4 and 5)
- For six people: second floor (rooms 9 and 10), third floor (rooms 12 and 13).
- For eight people: first floor (rooms 1, 2, 3), second floor (rooms 6, 7, 8), third floor (rooms 11, 14).