Visiting the Cadbury Research Library

The Cadbury Research Library is located on the lower ground floor of the Muirhead Tower on the main Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham. Enter the building through the raised foyer area and take the lift or stairs down one level to the lower ground floor (LG), following signs to the Cadbury Research Library.


To help you find your way, our Campus Map app is available as a free download for iOS and Android devices. There are also digital totems postioned around the Edgbaston Campus for wayfinding with searchable directions. We can also be found on Google Maps.

Opening times

  • Monday  10:00 – 17:00 (last retrieval 16:15)
  • Tuesday  09:00 – 17:00 (last retrieval 16:15)
  • Wednesday  09:00 – 17:00 (last retrieval 16:15)
  • Thursday  09:00 – 17:00 (last retrieval 16:30; please pre-order if arriving after 16:30)
  • Friday  09:00 – 17:00 (last retrieval 16:15)

We do not retrieve material between 13:00-14:00, the reading room remains open over lunchtime.

Closed Days

The Cadbury Research Library is closed at weekends and University closed days.

Disabled access

There are lifts to the side and rear of Muirhead Tower which will take you up to the main foyer area of the building. From there you will need to use the internal Muirhead Tower lift to the Lower Ground floor (LG) to reach the Cadbury Research Library reception. For more information about disabled access please telephone +44 (0)121 414 5839. 

Muirhead Tower Access Guide

Reader's ticket

Material in our care can only be consulted in our reading room once you have registered for a Cadbury Research Library reader's ticket on your first visit. You must bring your reader's ticket on all subsequent visits. It is free to register but official identification showing your name, address and signature is required. A valid University of Birmingham staff or student ID card can be presented as proof of identification.

Reader facilities

The Cadbury Research Library has a variety of facilities available to researchers when they visit.

Contact us

  • By email:
  • By phone: +44 (0)121 414 5839
  • By post: Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT