The University's new library will provide improved opportunities for community access to our vast University collections, and cultural heritage. The new facilities, overlooking the 'green heart' will embrace new and emerging technologies for an enhanced user experience, and to provide a more efficient use of space, energy and staff resource. The ‘cultural gateway’ will be a space that can showcase our cultural collections and open up access to all. You can also find out more about our cultural collections and events.
The new library development will provide our students and the local community with outstanding facilities, as well as an open access 'cultural gateway' for the University and the city of Birmingham. The building will be a step towards the ability to offer our users a 24/7 experience.
For our students
The Library will house a variety of learning spaces to cater for different modes of study. Flexible training rooms will be incorporated to enable the University to develop the important academic skills support offered by Library Staff.
The new building will also include a state-of-the-art, designated research area. A separate Research Annexe will be constructed to accommodate and preserve our low use, but important heritage print collection.
For the community
The library and 'cultural gateway' will provide the University with increased opportunity for community engagement. It will act as a place in which we can showcase the University's vast library collections and cultural collections, and our creative and research outputs.