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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 and Collections

The Library is home to an internationally significant collection of archives, photographs and rare books.  
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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.
Archives Collections Statements

Archives and Collections Policies

Birmingham Archives & Collections is the professional archives service for Birmingham City Council and maintains a repository for the storage and custody of its own records and any records deposited with it.
Archives, Heritage and Photography, Level 4

Heritage Research Area Familiarisation Session

Would you like to learn how the Heritage Research Area on level 4 could benefit your genealogical research.

Upcoming Events

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Connecting Stories

Connecting Stories – Our British Asian Heritage

Sat 26 August 2017, 11:00am

Building Peace through the Oceans

Building Peace through the Oceans

Fri 28 July 2017, 11:00am

Kings Norton village green

Kings Norton Library Local History Group

Wed 02 August 2017, 2:15pm

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