Visit us

Opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:00-17:00
  • Friday: 10:00 – 12:45, 14:15 – 17:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

We are closed on Bank Holidays and University closed days

 A reminder that lending materials relating to art and art history are available in the Main Library – and staff there will be happy to help.


The Barber Fine Art library is located on the ground floor of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, on the University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus. See detailed travel information including public transport links.

Please contact us if you have any queries ahead of your visit.


  • University staff and students: membership is automatic. Your University ID card is your library card.
  • External researchers: you can apply for membership or visit us.