WMIP Library

The WMIP Library is located in:
Birmingham Newman University Library
St Chads Building
Genners Lane,
Birmingham B32 3NT

Please click here for the current Library Subject Index

Access – WMIP members can freely access the library during staffed hours.

Opening hours do change between semester time and vacation time, so WMIP members are strongly advised to check online before making a trip to Birmingham Newman.

Current opening times can be found here: Home – Newman University Library – Newman University Library at Newman University Birmingham

– http://www1.newman.ac.uk/library/opening_hours.htm

Parking is in the Visitor car park adjacent to the St. Chad building, where the library is housed. (See travel information and link to campus map page 4). St. Chad’s is a new building with an unmissable large silver sphere outside. The Visitor car park has an intercom security barrier – give your name and that you are visiting the library to gain access.

Members need to sign in at reception in the foyer of St. Chad’s, from where they will be directed the short walk along to the library. During staffed hours the library doors will open automatically as you approach. Turn right on entering to find the Service Desk.

During term time a refreshment kiosk operates just outside the library.

Location of WMIP Library

Library staff at the Service Desk, Level 1, are very helpful and will direct you on your first visit and answer any questions. Newman librarians are aware WMIP members do not have formal ID to show membership of WMIP and will accept your word that you are a member.

Our collection is found to the left of the library as you enter the building. The collection is clearly labelled at the ends of the shelving and will shortly be further identifiable by a label on the spines.
*NB. The ‘For Reference Use Only’ does not apply to WMIP members – it is to prevent all other library users taking books from our collection out of the library.

WMIP Loan and Return Book is held securely at the Library Service Desk. It is clearly labelled as such and Staff are aware of its existence. The system for recording members’ borrowing and return of books will continue to operate as before ie members enter their name, contact number and title of the book borrowed and tick the final column on return of the book. Please reshelve your books on returning them – though you may find library staff only too willing to do this for you!

Our library collection will not form part of Newman’s library catalogue and therefore cannot be ‘searched’. Members will have access to an updated WMIP library catalogue either on our own website or from individual mailing.

Members may like to know that they can apply for external membership of Newman Library, which enables borrowing from the full library stock and access outside staffed opening hours, though excludes access to computers or electronic resources.

Three months membership costs £10, an annual subscription £50. Information and application forms are available at the Service Desk. There is an extensive Counselling and Psychotherapy section on Level 2, which members may find worth visiting to see what is available and complements our own collection. WMIP members have access to all sections of Birmingham Newman University Library on a reference only basis without external membership.

Please contact: Jill Eley 07906106882, jilleley27@gmail.com if you have any questions, suggestions or difficulties with accessing the library.

We will post books out to members living outside the Birmingham area, at members’ cost.

Please remember there is a cost to retaining our library and the current arrangements will be reviewed annually. If you value the library, please use it!

Finding Birmingham Newman University

Travel by Car:

If you are approaching from Adams Hill do not turn left on to Jiggins Lane but continue past the shops and turn onto the students’ car park for the main entrance and visitors’ car park. If using a GPS/Sat Nav system please enter the co-ordinates: 52.433003,-1.993246 or enter the postcode: B32 3NU.

The visitor’s car park is accessed through the student car park on Genners Lane, with an intercom system to reception.

Please also use the link below for full directions, campus information and campus map on Newman’s website:


 Newman encourages travel by public transport where possible, details of which can also be found on their website: How to get to Newman University using public transport