About the Cadbury Research Library


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The Cadbury Research Library welcomes all interested users, both staff and students of the University and members of the public. Find out about becoming a member.

The Cadbury Research Library, in the Muirhead Tower, is the new home for Special Collections and Archives of the University of Birmingham. The archive consists of approximately 200,000 pre-1850 books dating from 1471 and some 4 million manuscripts. Get directions and opening hours information.

Special Collections is responsible for directly supporting the University's research, learning and teaching agenda by collecting and making fully accessible all collections and seeking to acquire material which ties into this agenda.

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Policies and governance

Find out more about policies and legislation that relate to or have an impact on archives and rare books, such as the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Read our policies and find out about our governance structure.