Our collections consist of over 200,000 rare books dating from 1471 and four million manuscript items.
We welcome all interested users, whether staff or students of the University of Birmingham or members of the public.
Our work directly supports the University's research, learning and teaching agenda by collecting and making accessible all collections and seeking to acquire material which ties into that agenda.
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.
Birmingham Heritage Forum
We are a member of the Birmingham Heritage Forum, which works to promote collections, historic sites, museums, galleries, churches, gardens and visitor services within the Birmingham area.
Our professional staff team is comprised of Archivists, Conservators and Librarians, working alongside our dedicated Library Support Assistants. If you are interested in learning about our professional roles, or require career information, please refer to the professional organisations listed below:
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