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The Book Library provides access to a significant art historical collection and is one of the major international research collections of art historical books, periodicals and exhibition catalogues in the country, numbering some 200,000 volumes.

Due to an ongoing technical fault, our library system is not working. This means that our online catalogue is currently unavailable. Please go to COPAC to search the Library’s holdings. If you select ‘Main Search’ and scroll down, you’ll be able to specify the Courtauld Library.

You will not be able to log in to the library system to renew books, request books that are on loan or make bookings for short loan items. You can borrow or return books at the issue desk.

All our online journals and resources are unaffected by this problem, as are those at Senate House.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Work is ongoing to restore all systems.

Due to essential maintenance work, the Book Library catalogue will not be available on the weekend of 5-6th November 2016. During this time, please use COPAC to view the Library’s holdings.

Opening Times

Term Time Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 9.30am – 9pm (9.30am -5.30pm for visitors)

Out of Term Time Opening hours
Mon-Fri 10.30am – 5.30pm

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