Library Services

Excellent resources with expert support

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

We have two libraries – one at The Link and one at Richmond House – with more than 50,000 print resources to support your learning and research, as well as offering quiet study spaces and access to computers. In addition, our online library is available 24/7 and provides access to more than 60 million digital resources.

You can also access help from our expert team of subject librarians who are 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.

How our library staff can help you

  • Expert help on using and finding information and resources
  • Showing you how to evaluate quality information for your assignments
  • Help to access your module delivery reading scheme
  • Support available by appointment and via email or phone

New library facilities at The Link

Previously located at Summer Row, our main library is now located nearby on the 4th and 5th floor at The Link.

You will be introduced to the library service during your induction at University College Birmingham. You can also arrange a library orientation tour with one of our customer service assistants who are always on hand to help.

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Key information

Study spaces

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

The Link - Opening times

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 - Opening times

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.

Assignment assistance

Our team of subject librarians are qualified library professionals and subject specialists who are able to provide you with support when researching your assignments.

They deliver sessions in class and during tutorials offering you valuable advice on finding information and helping you to develop 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 details on how to contact your subject librarian.

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