We offer a reprographics service.

Use of digital cameras

Readers may use their own hand held cameras to take images for personal use free of charge. If you wish to do this please talk to a member of staff when you visit. Camera tripods are not permitted and camera flash must be switched off.  


Coats, outdoor wear, bags, pens, food and drink are not permitted in the searchroom room. These can be left in the free lockers provided.

No outdoor coats are allowed for security and conservation reasons so please bring a jumper or cardigan with you as it can be chilly in our temperature controlled searchroom.

Microfilm/fiche readers and printing

Microfilm/fiche copies will be issued in place of the originals where documents have been microfilmed in heavily used collections (Church Missionary Society, and Save the Children). Researchers may make their own copies for a charge, or use their own hand held camera free of charge.

Use of laptops

The study tables are supplied with power points for the use of laptops. Wireless networking is available throughout the facility: non-University of Birmingham users should consult the details of the UOBGUEST service.

Searchroom PCs

Readers can access our catalogues and eResources in the searchroom using the computers provided.


Refreshments are available at Starbucks café in the foyer of Muirhead Tower, one floor above the Cadbury Research Library. Food and drink can also be brought in a variety of locations across campus.


Toilets are available for Cadbury Research Library registered readers on the lower ground floor of Muirhead Tower.