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Welcome to Archives & Collections

We collect and preserve both original and printed records of historical significance relating to the City of Birmingham, its people, its businesses, institutions and societies, dating from the 12th to the 21st century.
 

Library of Birmingham Birth Certificate

Family & Local History

Explore your family history and get assistance with census records, church records and tracing burials.
Archives, Heritage and Photography, Level 4

An Introduction to Archives, Heritage and Photography

The Library is home to an internationally significant collection of archives, photographs and rare books.  
Credit: Carillion plc

Archives & Collections Opening Hours

Opening hours for the Heritage Research Area and Wolfson Centre for Archival Research.
Detail from a game from the Parker Collection of Games

Our Collections!

A quick reference list for more information about our collections currently featured on this website.

Upcoming Events

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Enduring Eye Exhibition Introduction Talk

An Introduction to the Enduring Eye

Wed 19 April 2017, 2:45pm

Noise of Ice - Copyright Enzo Barracco

The Noise of Ice

Sat 29 April 2017, 2:00pm

Ernest Shackleton Exhibition

Screening of ‘South’

Sat 06 May 2017, 2:00pm

Ernest Shackleton Exhibition

Enduring Eye Teacher Session

Mon 08 May 2017, 5:00pm

Theory Test Pro

Practise your Driving Theory Test

- in the library or at home. You just need a library card.