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Birmingham City Council

A Guide to Central Library

Important Notice
Floors 4, 5 and 6 are now closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays.

This guide is to subject departments where most of the material is for use in the library only. The Central Lending Library on Floor 1 has books on all these subjects for loan.

A - Z of Subjects and Services

Subject and Floor

Floor Guide to Central Library)

Accountancy 1
Archaeology 6
Architecture 3
Archives 6
Arts 3

Birmingham Information 6
Black History collection 6
Business Information 1
Business Studies 1

Community Information 1 and 4
Computer Science 5
Cookery 4
Crafts 3

Design 3
Early and Fine Printing 3
Economics 4
Education 4
Engineering 5
English For Speakers Of Other Languages 1
Environment 5
European Union Information 4
Family History 6
Fashion 3
Film Studies 3

Genealogy 6
Geography 5 & 6
Geology 5
Government Publications 4

Health 5
Heritage 6
History 4

Intellectual Property 1

Job Search 1

Languages 3
Law 4
Librarianship 3
Life Sciences 5
Literature 3
Local History 6

Management 1
Manufacturing 5
Maps 6
Marketing 1
Medicine 5
Military Studies/History 6
Music 3

Newspapers 4 & 6
Newspapers, Local. 6

Occult 4

Patents 1
Philosophy 4
Photographs 6
Photography Books 3 & 5
Physical Sciences 5
Poetry 3
Politics 4
Printing 3 & 5
Psychology 4

Religion 4

Science 5
Social Science 4
Social Welfare 4
Sociology 4
Sport 4
Standards 5

Technology 5
Tickets G
Tourist Information G
Transport 4 & 5
Travel Guides 6


Central Library Opening Hours
Location of Birmingham Central Library
Floor Guide to Central Library