Helping you to study

The Library Service

'We Will Help You Achieve Your Best'

When you are enrolled and ready to go, you will have a lot of questions; such as:

  • How do I achieve a good grade?
  • Where do I find out about my module reading?
  • Where can I study quietly or in a group?
  • How and where can I access a laptop/computer?

The answers to these and many other questions can be found in the Library.  Please note that the main Library is based on the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Floors of The Link building.

We can help you by:

  • Providing expert staff to assist you with using and finding information and using resources;
  • Showing you how to evaluate quality information for your assignments;
  • Helping you to access your module delivery scheme which shows you all you need to know about your module, your assignments and the core reading;
  • Providing study spaces and PCs to suit your study needs.

Digital Library

Google can only show you so much. You have a much greater chance of achieving a better grade if you read reliable, academic information. The Library has print and online collections which encompass books, e-books, electronic journals, newspapers, multimedia and a range of other e-resources such as marketing reports. All online resources are available to you, 24/7 on- and off-campus.

Assignment Assistance

Our team of Academic Librarians are qualified Library and Information professionals and subject specialists. They are available to provide you with support when you are researching your assignments. They deliver sessions in class and during tutorials to provide invaluable advice regarding sourcing information and to help you develop your information-searching skills. These skills are vital during your studies and also when you are searching for jobs and begin working for an employer. Come and see us to find out more. Students can book appointments to see an Academic Librarian for research and referencing assistance.

The Library Space

The library is a quiet study area where you can concentrate on your research and assignment work using individual study spaces close to the book collections.

The library is wifi enabled so you can work on your own laptop or mobile device and re-charge it.

Where to find us

Our main library is based across the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Floors of The Link building on Summer Row. 

You will be introduced to the library service during your induction at University College Birmingham. You can also ask for a library orientation tour with one of our library team at any time. They are always on hand to help with any aspect of our service.

Find out more

You can explore our library web pages and find out all you need to know about the library by visiting the Portal.

Library Services can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 

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Student and a tutor at the Centre for Academic Skills and English - University College Birmingham

Centre for Academic Skills and English (CASE)

CASE supports students to develop academic skills and improve coursework and examination outcomes. CASE offers the following support:

  • Two Academic Skills Centres (ASCs). One is located on the Sixth Floor of The Link (all students). This ASC can be contacted by email at or by calling on 01212324055. The other ASC (FE students only - including Access) is based in 609 Summer Row. This ASC can be contacted via The ASCs both offer one-to-one appointments.
  • The possibility of in-class sessions taught as part of Graduate Advantage (or equivalent)
  • Online resources. For HE students, there is the Assignment Lifecycle; for FE students, there is the CASE Toolkit for FE. These high-quality online resources allow you to access academic skills information 24/7. You will have automatic access to the resources via the landing pages of your modules on Canvas.

For further information regarding CASE, please check their dedicated page on the University College Birmingham site.

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