Visiting the Cadbury Research Library

Contact us

  • By email: special-collections@bham.ac.uk

  • By phone: +44 (0) 121 414 5839

  • By post: Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Finding us

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. 

For directions download the UoB Campus Map App for iOS or Android  to your smartphone or tablet, alternatively search 'Cadbury Research Library' on Google Maps.

There are digital totems postioned around the Edgbaston Campus for wayfinding with searchable directions. 

The building is R21 (red zone) on the Edgbaston Campus map.

Enter the Muirhead Tower through the raised foyer area and take the lift or stairs down one level to the lower ground floor (LG), follow the signs to the Cadbury Research Library. 

Opening times

  • Monday  10am – 5pm (last retrieval 4.15pm)

  • Tuesday  9am – 5pm (last retrieval 4.15pm)

  • Wednesday  9am – 5pm (last retrieval 4.15pm)

  • Thursday  9am – 7pm (last retrieval 4.30pm; please pre-order if arriving after 4.30pm)

  • Friday  9am – 5pm (last retrieval 4.15pm)

  • We do not retrieve material between 1-2pm, the reading room remains open over lunchtime.

Closed Days

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

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.

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 here 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 0121 414 5839. 

Reader facilities

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

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