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Other libraries

Many public, research and university libraries are still offering a limited service to visitors. The SCONUL Access scheme has now been re-instated, and the Courtauld Libraries participate at 'Band A only' level

Please check individual libraries and archives’ websites for the most up to date information about their services, including access for external visitors

Finding Resources in other libraries and archives

  • Library Hub Discover
    gives details of materials held in many UK national, academic and specialist libraries
  • Archives Hub
    lists archives held by UK institutions
  • Worldcat
    includes more than 10,000 libraries worldwide
  • Artist Papers Register
    holds records of archives about artists
  • The European Library
    searches the content of European national libraries
    collective catalogue of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck-Institut, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art in Paris and Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte in Rome


Accessing other libraries and archives

Courtauld students and staff may be able to access other libraries and archives:

  • As a Courtauld member
    Student and academic services can provide a letter of introduction if you need one
  • As a University of London member
    Your access and the services you can use will vary between member institutions and according to your level of study
  • Through the SCONUL Access Scheme
    ‘Band A’ only – open to PhD, researchers and staff only
  • As an external user

Please check individual libraries’ websites for the most up to date information about external visitors.