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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’.
To view this material you need to make an appointment by e-mailing giving details of what you would like to view and when you would like to visit.
The opening hours for the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research are
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Opening hours may differ at times of public holidays

Archives, Heritage and Photography, Level 4

About Archives, Heritage and Photography

The Library is home to an internationally significant collection of archives, photographs and rare books.  Find out more about our collections and resources.    
Crystal Lamp Works, Birmingham

FAQs for Archives, Heritage and Photography

Questions about collections, appointments, ID required and how to start your family history.  
Library of Birmingham Birth Certificate

Family History

Explore your family history and get assistance with census records, church records and tracing burials.
Deep Zoom in to the Warwickshire Photographic Survey

Launch of Shoothill Deep Zoom for the Warwickshire Photographic Survey

Celebrate our 1st birthday with the launch of our Shoothill Deep Zoom for the Warwickshire Photographic Survey.
John Dent Goodman, Dame Geraldine Cadbury and Christian Kunzle

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - men and women who shaped Birmingham

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography highlights the men and women who shaped the city of Birmingham.

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Voices of War Exhibition

Voices of War Exhibition

Thu 30 October 2014, 8:00am

Charles Parker interviewing Mrs Costello, photographed by Bob Etheridge (MS 4000 2004/172)

Connecting Histories - Voices Past and Present

Sat 15 November 2014, 11:00am

Turning Ages Exhibition

Turning ‘Ages Exhibition

Thu 30 October 2014, 8:00am

Mead Family

Family History Workshops

Sat 01 November 2014, 10:00am

Zinio - online magazines

Latest magazines - online!

Download the latest magazines in the library, at home or on the move.