Harding Law Library
The Harding Law Library is a one of a number of specialist site libraries at the University.
The library consists of more than 55,000 volumes including textbooks, laws reports, statutes, journals and official publications, including a comprehensive collection of core law textbooks and law reports series including
- The Scots Law Times
- European Court Reports and Common Market Law Reports
- The Irish Reports; Northern Ireland Law Reports and Session Cases.
International law resources
In addition to its collection of English legal material, there is also a collection of material from the Commonwealth and the United States as well as a range of primary materials on international human rights.
Members of the library also have access to a wide range of electronic resources including Westlaw UK, Lexis Library, Hein Online and other specialised resources.
Our Main Library holds some legal texts relating to criminology, criminal justice and terrorism.
Orchard Learning Resource Centre
Our Orchard Learning Resource Centre holds the European Documentation Centre.
Along with the Harding Law Library, the Barnes Library contains some texts relating to medical law and ethics.
If you wish to carry out historical research into law and legal documents, the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections holds a number archive collections available for research. These include 20th century records of the University of Birmingham Faculty of Law, including some records of the Holdsworth Club, the society for University of Birmingham law students; 13th-16th century legal documents such as the Hagley Hall Charters; and numerous examples of legal papers within our organisational archives. Please contact the Cadbury Research Library if you’d like further information.
For further information on collection holdings or for advice on how to access our Law collections, please contact: