Birkbeck College Library

Birkbeck College Library,
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

(020) 7631 6239

Location:

The Library is located in the Malet Street building.

Hours of opening:

Term time:

Monday - Friday 0830 - 2230
Saturday - Sunday 1000 - 2000
For information about full service hours and vacation opening times check the website

Access:

The Library is a member of the SCONUL Access Scheme. For full details regarding admission, see the information on the web site at http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/about/userinfo/visitors 

University of London intercollegiate students taking a course at Birkbeck have full borrowing rights.

Reader places:

300

Librarian in charge of History Collection:

Dr Aubrey Greenwood

Staff availability:

There is a Help Desk service. Outside service hours, assistance is always available on request.

Catalogues:

Online catalogue of almost all stock. The catalogue can be accessed outside the College via the library website.

Classification:

Mostly Dewey. Some of the older stock is classified using Bliss.

Stock:

Total stock is approximately 250,000. Works relating to History in all forms total over 30,000 volumes.

Special collections or strengths:

The collection has been developed to meet the teaching needs of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.