We offer a reprographics service.

Use of digital cameras

Readers may use their own cameras to take images for personal use free of charge. If you wish to do this please talk to a member of staff when you visit. Camera tripods are not permitted, and the camera flash must be switched off to protect the documents.  


Coats, outdoor wear, bags, food and drink, pens etc are not allowed in the reading room. They can be left in the free lockers provided.

Microfilm/fiche readers and printing

Microfilms/fiches may be consulted in the reading room; readers may make their own copies for a charge.

Use of laptops

The study tables are supplied with power points for the use of laptops. Wireless networking is available throughout the facility: non-University of Birmingham users should consult the details of the UOBGUEST service.

Searchroom PCs

Readers can access our catalogues and eResources in the searchroom using the computers provided.


Refreshments are available in the Starbucks café in the main foyer area of the Muirhead Tower and in a variety of other locations across campus.


Toilets are available at the Cadbury Research Library on the lower ground floor of Muirhead Tower.