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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 next semester 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.

From Monday 14th September we will be operating a click and collect service, external book return boxes and bookable study spaces at our Curzon and Mary Seacole Libraries.

Using the library

To allow time for additional cleaning our libraries will open Monday to Friday between 8am and 10pm, with fixed 3-hour study slots which you can book to study, browse the library shelves, and borrow materials. Please only visit the library if you have booked a study slot. Spaces are limited to maintain social distancing.

Book a Study Space

Borrowing and returning books

Staff and students can use the click and collect service to request items to be collected from either Curzon or Mary Seacole Library.

You can also borrow books during your booked study slot.

Books can be returned via the boxes outside the entrance of Curzon and Mary Seacole buildings. You do not need to book in advance to do this. Books will remain on your library account for 72 hours whilst they are quarantined, however you will not be penalised for this.


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.