Birkbeck, University of London

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Birkbeck, University of London

About the library

Spread across five floors of the main Birkbeck building in Bloomsbury, central London, this richly-resourced library contains all the facilities and services users need to make the most of the time they spend studying. The library holds more than 300,000 items covering subjects including applied linguistics, economics, mathematics & statistics, law, psychology and Victorian studies, as well as offering a wealth of online resources.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Birkbeck Library Archives and Special Collections also contribute to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of Birkbeck's records in Library Hub Discover here.