Library Services

Excellent resources with expert support

Our library services at University College Birmingham are here to provide you with the support, information and study environments you need to achieve your very best.

Based at The Link (4th and 5th floors) and at Richmond House (4th floor), our library facilities offer quiet study spaces and computer access, while our library collections include everything from books and newspapers to e-books, electronic journals, multimedia and a range of other e-resources. Our expert staff are also here to help you with advice and support in researching your assignments.

If you already study with us, you can explore our library web pages and find out all you need to know about the library by visiting the Portal. You can also engage with our library services on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Our library services offer:

  • Access to more than 50,000 print resources to support your learning and research
  • Online library offering 24/7 access to more than 60 million digital resources
  • Study spaces with PCs and WiFi access
  • Expert help from subject librarians and academic support staff

Study spaces

Our library facilities offer quiet areas where you can concentrate on your research and assignment work using individual study spaces close to the book collections.

You will also have access to PCs, as well as WiFi connectivity within self-study and group pods, enabling you to work on your own laptop or mobile device and charge it.

Find more information on our library opening times here. A variety of other learning spaces are also available throughout our campus buildings – find out more here.

Assignment assistance

All students at University College Birmingham can receive support from our expert staff, no matter what level you are studying at or what grades you are achieving.

Our subject librarians are qualified library professionals and subject specialists who can support you with researching your assignments. They deliver sessions in classes and tutorials offering valuable advice on finding information and developing your information searching skills, which will be vital both during and after your studies.

You can book an appointment to see your subject librarian, or you can visit them as and when you require support. You can also email or phone your subject librarian with subject-specific enquiries. See the library portal for more details.

Further study-based help – such as for understanding assignment briefs, planning work and writing style – is also available from staff at our Centre for Academic Skills and English (CASE).

Comments from our University students

Library opening times

The Link

Term time

Monday to Friday – 8am-midnight
Saturday – 9am-5pm
Sunday – 12pm-5pm

Vacation

Monday to Friday – 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday – closed

Please note the library is closed on all bank holidays. We are also closed for a two-week period over Christmas and New Year – exact dates will be available nearer the time. Alternatively, please check the contact us page, where Christmas closure information will be published in December.

Richmond House

Term time

Monday to Friday – 8.30am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday – closed

Vacation

Closed

Please note we are also closed for a two-week period over Christmas and New Year – exact dates will be available nearer the time. Alternatively, please check the contact us page, where Christmas closure information will be published in December.

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