The University of Birmingham Library

The University of Birmingham’s new state-of-the-art Library provides outstanding facilities for a new generation of students, researchers, and visitors.





  • Education
  • Culture and Leisure
  • Public


  • Internal Signage and Wayfinding
  • Design, Consultancy & Management
  • External Architectural Signage
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Statutory Signage

Coat of Arms signage

Reception graphics signage
Reception branding signage

Cobal collaborated with Associated Architects to design contemporary wayfinding signage, which compliments the impressive new facility.

Free-standing monolith or totem and manifestation
Level indicators and manifestation

High level coat of arms signage

Fret-cut acrylic floor level indicator
Lettering identification signage

The brief requested clear, effective and simple to follow signage. Readily adaptable to facilitate future changes, whilst also incorporating highly durable materials that could stand the test of time, in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.

Bespoke lettering, wayfinding directory and manifestation
Free-standing wayfinding monolith or totem

Building directory and manifestation

Library row identifier with paper insert

The outcome is a clear, simplistic and considered wayfinding scheme, that communicates an inspiring identity.

Lift lobby indicator and directory