Contact us: Special Collections, Cadbury Research Library

Contact us

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  • Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 5839

Finding us

The Cadbury Research Library welcomes staff and students of the University of Birmingham, and all members of the public. The archive material and rare books in our care can only be consulted in our searchroom once you have registered with us (see below for details).

The Cadbury Research Library is located on the Lower Ground floor of Muirhead Tower, on the Edgbaston campus at the University of Birmingham. We are accessible through the foyer area of the building. Take the lift or stairs to the Lower Ground (LG) floor and then follow the signs to the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections.   

From 14 July-21 September, pathways between Muirhead Tower (R21) and the Arts Building (R16) will close. Maps outlining alternative routes and further information can be found here. Alternative route maps showing how to get to Cadbury Research Library from campus car parks without climbing steps or negotiating kerbs are available on request, please email or telephone 0121 4145839.

Postal address

  • Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections
    Muirhead Tower (LG Floor)
    University of Birmingham
    B15 2TT

Opening hours

  • Monday  10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday  9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday  9am – 5pm
  • Thursday  9am – 7pm*
  • Friday  9am – 5pm

We are open over lunchtime, but don't fetch any material from our stores betwen 1-2pm

* Please note: requests for material must be placed by 4.15pm, or 4.30pm on Thursdays. If you are visiting on our late Thursday opening but are arriving after 4.30pm, you will need to pre order the material you wish to consult.

Closed days

The Cadbury Research Library is closed on all University closed days.

Reader's ticket

To access the Cadbury Research Library, you must register for a reader's ticket on your first visit. It is free to register but official identification is needed. A valid University of Birmingham staff or student ID card can also be used as proof of identification.

Disabled access

There is a lift to the side and also at the rear of Muirhead Tower which will take you up into the main foyer area of the building. From here you will need to use the internal Muirhead Tower lift to the Lower Ground floor (LG) to get to the Cadbury Research Library reception area.  For more information about disabled access please telephone 0121 414 5839. 

Available facilities

The Cadbury Research Library has a variety of facilities available to researchers when they visit. To find out more please visit our facilities page


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