Access to some of the finest art history resources in the UK, online and in print.

Welcome to The Courtauld Libraries, one of the UK's major collections for the study of art history

Through our services you have access to some of the finest art history resources in the UK, online and in print. We aim to offer you the best library experience possible, whatever and however you are studying. Contact us at

Announcement affecting on-site services afternoon of Wednesday 16th June

The Browse and Borrow and Stay and Study Services will not be available for the rest of the day. Students should check before travelling to Vernon Square tomorrow as there is currently no power in the building. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Resources for World Refugee Day, 20 June 2021

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