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Library opening hours

Opening hours from 10 March 2021

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 3pm - 7pm by appointment only.

Bookings will open on Monday 1 March at 12.30pm

MA/PGDip students and faculty are welcome to visit for three reasons:

  • to collect library books for loan that you have requested before coming in
  • to return library books
  • to read SIA dissertations and other not-for-loan materials which are unavailable electronically

 Please email to book your appointment.  Please also read the announcement sent by Director Jonathan Woolfson on 25 February about safety measures when visiting the building.

We look forward to seeing you!

New resources online

Please remember you can contact us whenever you need help with research for your assignments

Some new online resources:

Museum Digital Initiatives During the Coronavirus Pandemic
A global map, though with much better coverage of Europe and North America.  See also Culture Fix and Cultural Digital Streams.

Bhabha, Homi K. The Location of Culture. London: Routledge, 2004.

Journal of the History of Collections. A key journal for this subject area.

Journal on Biennials and Other Exhibitions (OBOE)

Tompkins, Arthur. Provenance Research Today: Principles, Practice, Problems. London: Lund Humphries, 2020.


The Art Newspaper is best accessed via EBSCO here


Art History Research net: please email for username and password.
Most useful for researching European design and decorative arts of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Includes many journals from the period, and a major section about posters. Available until 31 March 2021 by kind permission of owner Chris Mees.