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The Cadbury Research Library welcomes all interested users, both staff and students of the University and members of the public. Find out about becoming a member.
The Cadbury Research Library, in the Muirhead Tower, is the home for Special Collections and Archives of the University of Birmingham. The archive consists of approximately 200,000 rare books dating from 1471 and some 4 million manuscripts. Get directions and opening hours information.
Special Collections is responsible for directly supporting the University's research, learning and teaching agenda by collecting and making fully accessible all collections and seeking to acquire material which ties into this agenda.
Our professional staff team is comprised of three different professions: Archivists, Librarians and Conservators. These staff members work alongside our dedicated team of Library Support Assistants.
If you are interested in learning more about our professional roles, or you require career information, please see the web links for each professional organisation listed below:
Archivist (Archives and Records Association)
Librarian (CILIP, or UCAS)
Conservator (The Institute of Conservation)
For graduate careers support from the University please see the Careers Network website
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Birmingham Heritage Forum
The Cadbury Rearch Library is a member of the Birmingham Heritage Forum. The BMF works to promote collections, historic sites, museums, galleries, churches, gardens and visitor services, within the Birmingham area. For further details please visit the Forum’s website at http://www.birminghamheritage.org.uk/