Birkbeck, University of London Library

Contact details

Website: E-mail (general enquiries): Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6063

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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 and statistics, law, psychology and Victorian studies, as well as offering a wealth of online resources.

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Code

  • Birkbeck College Library: G2

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? No.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Yes, subject to the library's local lending policy. You have to request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff about whether they think the document you need is likely to be available for loan and for advice on making an inter-library loan request.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes- see the library's web site for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit Birkbeck, University of London Archive's repository page on the Archives Hub to browse their descriptions and find their contact information.