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Library opening hours

Opening hours from 21 July 2020

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11am - 3pm - by appointment only.

Students are welcome to visit for three reasons only:

  • to return library books
  • to collect library books for loan that you have requested before coming in
  • 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 recently sent to you via Canvas for details of the safety measures you will need to observe.

We look forward to seeing you!

New resources online

Previous SIA dissertations are online here:  MAAB   MACA   MAFDAD  MAMCAA. Please contact us if there are dissertations you would like ato see added to the online collection.

New library video: Introduction to Google Scholar (3 mins)

The Art Newspaper is best accessed online here.  Various other options are listed here.

We have added many new online articles and books to the library to support you through the lockdown.  Most will be found as usual by searching in Summon, but please note the following, which need to be searched separately:

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 December 2020 by kind permission of owner Chris Mees.

Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism
Available until 31 August by kind permission of Bloomsbury

Business Source Complete is a more comprehensive version of Business Source Premier. Anyone with a British Library reader's ticket can access it by visiting the British Library's electronic resources list, and searching for Business Source Complete.

Hein Online: a large collection of material about US law.  Available until 15 December 2020 by kind permission of Hein.

Contact details

Most enquiries are best sent to the library's general email address,  This will guarantee a quick response.

However if you wish to contact a staff member directly, please use these details:

Heidi Rasmussen, Librarian

James Blake, Assistant Librarian


Isabel Fernández Abril, Library Assistant