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Science Library - Starting Point

Word of the Month - Don’t feel like reading a book cover to cover? Then Don’t! Simply browse our range of encyclopaedias, lots of information without all the reading! All of our Word of the Month fact sheets are taken from our collection of encyclopaedias.

For those of you who think that the Science Library is full of boring, complicated books packed with long, difficult words and mysterious equations..... THINK AGAIN!

Whether you're 9 or 90 and just want to find a simple, well-illustrated book which gives you basic information on any science and technology topic . . . you may need to know how a car, a camera or a computer work, why tornadoes happen, how our kidneys function or the name of the highest volcano in the solar system. Starting Point has the answer! If youe a student who is muddled by maths, stumped by science, troubled by technology or irritated by IT, Starting Point has a range of GCE, A/S level and GCSE textbooks, revision guides and exam material (OCR and AQA boards) covering all science and technology subjects.

Our friendly and helpful staff will be happy to answer your questions and get you started in the right direction.

Why not visit us on Floor 5, Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, or telephone us on 0121 303 4537, or e-mail us at science.library@birmingham.gov.uk

Useful Websites

Birmingham Central Library - Science Library

Science Library

Birmingham Library Services - Children's Internet Guide

Children's Internet Guide

Birmingham Library Services - Homework Help Clubs.

Homework Help Clubs

Birmingham Central Library - Centre for the Child.

Centre for the Child

Hot Topics - introductory websites on a range of topical issues.

Hot Topics

The website of the AQA Examinations Board.


The website of the OCR Examinations Board.


The website of the Edexcel Examinations Board.


Yahoo kids site.


Science Made Simple - a useful Dutch based basic science website.


How stuff works.


Library Catalogue