Skip to Main Content

COVID-19 service update

New hours and services from 6 September 2021

From 6 September, MIRC will be open 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Please read our advice before you visit.

We will also be able to ease some of the restrictions on our services:

  • You will no longer need to pre-book your study seat, so you can drop-in whenever you like and stay as long as you need.
  • You will be able to use the printers without booking a study space.
  • The MIRC print collection will stay in the Kings Norton Library but you will be able to browse, check-out and return books yourself using the self-service kiosks. It will no longer offer a click and collect service. MIRC stock can be found on the top floor, in the shelving to the left of the stairs. Please ask a member of staff if you need any help.
  • If you reserve books online via Library Search, we'll email you when they are available for collection from the Kings Norton Library. There will be no need to pre-book a slot, just visit when it's convenient to collect and check-out your reservations. 
  • We will continue to post out loans for all staff and students until October 2021. After that time, we will only offer a postal service to part-time and remote learners. Free postal returns will be available for all staff and students for the full academic year.
  • As always, the majority of our resources and support are available via the Library website 24/7

You may have noticed the new lockers in MIRC. We are hoping to switch them on very soon. In future you will be able to order MIRC books to be delivered directly to the lockers to save you walking down the road. You will be able to return them to the lockers when you have finished with them as well.

We are currently refurbishing the MIRC space, and would welcome your ideas about how it can be developed to meet your needs. Please send us any suggestions you might have.

August 2021

Changes to policy on wearing masks

Please note that restrictions have been lifted and you no longer need to wear a mask in the Library at all times. However, you must wear one if you are unable to maintain social distancing from staff or other students, either whilst seated or moving around the building.