Archives, Heritage and Photography
There are millions of individual items in the collections, dating from the 12th century to the present day. For safe keeping and preservation, these are stored in environmentally-controlled conditions inside the Library’s ‘golden box’.
The opening hours for the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research are
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
The Library is home to an internationally significant collection of archives, photographs and rare books. Find out more about our collections and resources.
Questions about collections, appointments, ID required and how to start your family history.
Explore your family history and get assistance with census records, church records and tracing burials.
Celebrate our 1st birthday with the launch of our Shoothill Deep Zoom for the Warwickshire Photographic Survey.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography highlights the men and women who shaped the city of Birmingham.
A quick reference list for more information about our collections currently featured on this website.