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About the SIA London library: Alumni and visitors

Practical info about using the London library, and about what we offer



Sotheby's Institute of Art: students from other campuses
Students currently enrolled at other campuses, such as New York, may use the London library. 
For a first visit, students must first contact the London librarians to set up an appointment ( / +44 (0) 207 462 3230).

Subsequent visits will only require presentation of your valid SIA student card. 

Borrowing is occasionally possible. This is decided on a case-by-case basis as current London students have priority.

Sotheby's Institute of Art alumni
Former Sotheby's Institute of Art students may use the library by appointment. Access may not be possible at busy times. Material may not be borrowed.

Outside researchers
Independent researchers, or students and faculty at other institutions, can make appointments to use the library as a last resort, that is for material not available elsewhere. Material may not be borrowed.