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Library opening hours

Until Friday 16 June:

  • Monday - Friday 9.30am - 7pm

Summer hours from Monday 19 June:

  • Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm

Closed on the following public holiday:

  • Monday 28 August

New additions to the library


Christie's and Sotheby's sales catalogues, 2020 onwards. (Please email for password: available to current SIA staff and students only)

Degen, Natasha. Merchants of Style: Art and Fashion After Warhol

Joselit, David. Art's Properties.

Pitiot, Cloé, and Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds. Eileen Gray. DEC8.GRA.BAR

Vishmidt, Marina, ed. Speculation. FIA2.21C.ETH.VIS

Voorhies, James. Postsensual Aesthetics: On the Logic of the Curatorial. MUSE.CUR.VOO


Hot Topics in the Art World  is the e-book series edited by Sotheby's Institute of Art.  Physical copies are also available in the library

The Art Newspaper is best accessed via EBSCO here