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Our Libraries

Curzon Library Helpdesk

Library and Learning Resources has four libraries: Curzon, Mary Seacole, School of Art and School of Jewellery. We are currently operating limited services across our sites. Please see each library page for details.

The safety of our library users and library staff is paramount. Birmingham City University have taken all necessary measures to comply with all the government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. To ensure our libraries are COVID-19 secure our libraries will look, and work a little differently this academic year but will still give our students and staff the best possible access to all our resources and services. The library has put in place a range of essential safety measures, such as operating a one-way system in the library, floor markings, hand sanitiser stations, additional signage, enhanced cleaning, and reducing capacity to allow for social distancing.

Using the library

Study spaces in the library are currently limited to maintain social distancing. You will need to book a study space in advance at Curzon and Mary Seacole Libraries using the link below. From 19 April 2021, the School of Art and School of Jewellery Libraries are opening on a first-come-first-served basis for study space.

Book a Study Space

Borrowing and returning books

Borrowing of items is permitted if you have booked a study space.

You may return your items in the book boxes provided at Reception, without needing to enter the library.


If you want permission to film or take photographs in one of our Libraries then please fill in the application form here. Please take note of the terms and conditions outlined at the top of the form before you fill it in.