Welcome to Birkbeck Library
Interlibrary loan service
If you need an article/chapter/ journal/ book that we do not have in our collection.
Find out what facilities are available in the Accessibility Centre on level 1 of the Library.
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News and events
Four rare books 'rediscovered at Birkbeck' - a video about the rediscovery and the items themselves.
Library space survey undertaken in the Autumn term - the findings are now available.
Following a summer refurbishment, the Library is opening a new Group study area.
The Library has opened a new Accessibility Centre for students with disabilities and dyslexia.
You need to bring your card with you every time you visit the Library to activate the turnstile at the entrance.
The Library covers five levels of the main building on Torrington Square.
The entrance is on the ground floor and the upper levels can be accessed by stairs or by a lift.
We have a variety of study spaces from silent areas to bookable pods available for group work. You will find more information and can book a Group study pod here.
You can check the availability of study spaces here and at the Library entrance.
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