About the Cadbury Research Library

Cadbury Research Library

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The Cadbury Research Library welcomes all interested users, whether they are staff and students of the University or members of the public. How to register.

The Cadbury Research Library is located in the Muirhead Tower and is the home for Special Collections of the University of Birmingham. The collections consist of over 200,000 rare books dating from 1471 and four million manuscript items. Directions and opening hours.

The Cadbury Research Library 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 this agenda.

Careers advice

Our professional staff team is comprised of three 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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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

The Cadbury Rearch Library is a member of the Birmingham Heritage Forum. The Birmingham Heritage Forum works to promote collections, historic sites, museums, galleries, churches, gardens and visitor services, within the Birmingham area.