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Books and eBooks

Acquisitions unavailable. Book purchasing has ended for this academic year and will resume in September. Please use our Inter-Library Loans service to request any physical items for loan.

We have over 450,000 print books and an ever expanding collection of electronic books for you to use.

If you have any suggestions for stock that is not in the catalogue but you think may benefit you and other students on your course, please fill in the form below. Please note any personal information submitted will only be used in relation to your query.

Stock Suggestions
Enter your search terms above to find what you’re looking for on our library catalogue.

If a book is on loan to somebody else, or if it is located at a different campus, you can use our reservations service to request it.

Our print stock is spread over four library sites and our eBooks are available 24/7, on or off campus. Click below to find out more about our libraries.

Visiting Our Libraries

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Help with eBooks

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Inter Library Loans

If you can't find something, we'll try another library for you.

Data Protection

Birmingham City University is committed to safeguarding your personal data. Whenever you provide such information we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information including the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

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Contacting us about how we use your information

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about how we use or handle your information please contact the Data Protection Officer at: Data Protection Officer, Information Management Team, Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham B5 5JU, email or call +44 (0) 121 331 5288.

If you are not content with how we handle your information please contact our Data Protection Officer. However you do also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Information about the Information Commissioner.

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