Welcome to Archives, Heritage and Photography
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
Archives Heritage and Photography
Our Service is split into two areas
- Heritage Research Area for printed local and family history, genealogy, maps, local newspapers
- Wolfson Centre archives search room for archival collections, photographs, early printed material (reader’s ticket required)
Opening Hours for the Heritage Research Area are:
Monday and Tuesday 11am - 7pm
Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Opening hours for the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research are:
Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm
Wolfson Centre Opening Hours Consultation
We are reviewing how we deliver services and we want to consult with you our users to get your views on the opening hours of the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research. You can take part in the consultation using ths online survey, and you can read more about it on our Iron Room blog
Explore your family history and get assistance with census records, church records and tracing burials.
The Library is home to an internationally significant collection of archives, photographs and rare books.
A quick reference list for more information about our collections currently featured on this website.