The Kings Norton Library is open 24/7 so our staff and students can access our print stock and study at the times that are best for them.
Members of the public and students from other universities should read our information for visitors.
We have friendly, knowledgeable Library staff. Please speak to someone at the Welcome Desk who will be happy to help you. We are available Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm. You can also contact us via email or use our 27/7 online chat service.
There is no need to book – just find an available seat.
We have created red, amber and green noise zones in the building so please work in the area of the library that most suits your needs:
Please speak to a member of staff if you are being disturbed by other students in quiet or silent study areas of the Library. If you would like to be more discreet, you can email us your location to firstname.lastname@example.org during staffed hours and we will come and investigate. If you are experiencing low-level noise rather than being disturbed by specific individuals, we can also give you some free earplugs that may help you concentrate.
Up to eight students can study together in one of our rooms. Room 4 is on the first floor. Rooms 5 and 6 are on the second floor. They are available for use 24/7. Book a study room
We have printers on all three floors. There are two A3 printers, one on the first floor and one in the PC Hub on the ground floor. It is not possible to print from mobile phones or USB sticks.
We have a charging station in the PC Hub on the ground floor if you need it!
You must use a self-service kiosk on the first floor to borrow or return books or other printed items. You will need your University ID card, which is also your Library card. Please do not remove stock from the building if it sets off the security gate alarm, or if the kiosks have a fault.
There are vending machines and toilets on the ground floor, in the main atrium. Please do not bring hot food into the building. Hot and cold drinks, and cold snacks, are allowed.
Lost property is collected and stored at the Welcome Desk on the first floor.