University Staff and Students
UoB: All staff and students registered with the University of Birmingham can access the Library. UoB ID cards can be used on the security door and the photocopying/printing facilities.
Other Universities: If you are a student registered with another UK university then you can apply for SCONUL access. Students from non-UK universities can visit us free of charge during vacation periods, or have 10 free visits during term-time. Academics from non-UK universities can apply for free reference membership.
Independent Researchers & Members of the Public
We welcome anyone with a genuine interest in researching English Renaissance literature. You can apply for membership of the Library with an annual fee. Your membership card will give you access to the SI Library and other UoB libraries on the Birmingham campus. Alternatively, you can bring along personal ID documentation and register for up to 10 days access free of charge. (Access to Birmingham site libraries may be restricted during exam periods).
For more information on membership and access to UoB Libraries please check the following webpage on membership: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/as/libraryservices/library/libraries-and-opening-hours/membership/index.aspx
Significant research collections include:
The Shakespeare Institute's rare book collection is housed at the Cadbury Research Library and is accessible through their facilities in the Muirhead Tower on the Edgbaston campus. All of the University's rare book collection is searchable through the library catalogue FindIt.
For more information on the collections check Specialist Resources on this guide.