Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections
The Cadbury Research Library welcomes all interested users, both staff and students of the University and members of the public.
The Cadbury Research Library, in the Muirhead Tower, is the home for Special Collections and Archives of the University of Birmingham. The archive consists of approximately 200,000 rare books dating from 1471 and some 4 million manuscripts.
Special Collections is responsible for directly supporting the University’s research, learning and teaching agenda by collecting and making fully accessible all collections and seeking to acquire material which ties into this agenda.
Our professional staff team is comprised of three different professions: Archivists, Librarians and Conservators. These staff members work alongside our dedicated team of Library Support Assistants.