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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 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 and Heritage 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.

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Bournbrook Road, Selly Oak (c.1950)

Stirchley Baths History Group

Thu 03 December 2015, 5:00pm

Bournbrook Road, Selly Oak (c.1950)

Selly Oak Library Local History Group

Mon 18 January 2016, 2:00pm

Kings Norton village green

Kings Norton Library Local History Group

Wed 02 December 2015, 2:00pm

House Interior, Harborne

Harborne Local History Group

Tue 15 December 2015, 7:00pm

Theory Test Pro

Practise your Driving Theory Test

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