SHA Library Catalogue update


SHA members and others will be interested to know that an update to the SHA Library Manual and Catalogue – for March 2014 – has been posted on the Library page of the SHA website.


The SHA’s Sir Robert Ball Library is located in the Benson Room at the Birmingham and Midland Institute (BMI), 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS, England (see: for a location map etc). Located in Birmingham city centre, the BMI is within a 10 minute walk from Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill railway stations.

PLEASE NOTE: Access is by arrangement ONLY with Library staff and the Library is supervised by SHA volunteer staff. The Library is securely double locked and intruder-alarmed. Toilets are nearby, and there is a café on-site.

If you are a member of the SHA and you wish to consult or borrow any items, please arrange a visit in advance with the Head Librarian, James Dawson.     Email:


For general enquiries about the SHA Library Service and the Sir Robert Ball Library, please contact James Dawson.