Library books

Most of the books at the library are reference only. This ensures that all items are available to library users unless actively being used by another reader on the premises.

There is a small long loan collection for books that support the MA courses run by the Shakespeare Institute. All University of Birmingham students and staff can borrow books from the long loan collection.​

The University of Birmingham online catalogue, FindIt@Bham, can be used to search the library’s book collection. See Searching the library for more information about the online catalogues available.​

We also provide:​

  • e-books​
  • Online journals​
  • Periodicals​
  • Theses and dissertations​
  • Newspaper cuttings dating from 1902 to 2022

New arrivals 

Newly arrived books and DVDs at the Shakespeare Institute Library are listed below. We will update the list regularly when new books arrive and have been processed.​

November 2023

 Hutson, Lorna. England's insular imagining: the Elizabethan erasure of Scotland. Cambridge University Press, 2023. PR 428.N37

Jonson, Ben. Every man in his humour. Edited with introduction and notes by Henry B Wheatley. Longmans, Green and Co., 1890. PR 2613.A1-1890

Schoch, Richard. Shakespeare's house: a window onto his life and legacy. Arden Shakespeare, 2023. PR 2916

Shakescenes: Shakespeare for two. Edited and presented by John Russell Brown. Applause Books, 2000. PR 3091

Shakespeare, William. Antonius and Cleopatra. Aus dem Englischen Übertragen von Wolk Heinrich Graf Baudissen. Philipp Reclam, 1980. PR 2782.A6B3

Shakespeare, William. Mr. William Shakepeare's comedies, histories, & tragedies: published according to the true orignall copies. British Library, 2023. fPR 2751.A15-2023

Smith, Emma. Shakepeare's First Folio: four centuries of an iconic book. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, 2023 . PR 3071