Visiting the Libraries

The Courtauld Library collections are currently based in two locations and are open to:

  • Courtauld students and staff (Somerset House by appointment only)
  • External visitors (all locations by appointment only)

 

students in somerset house library
Somerset House campus.

Vernon Square

The Library at Vernon Square is located on the ground floor at: Vernon Square, London WC1X 9EW.

Collections based here include our:

Courtauld students and staff do not need to book unless making a ‘Book a Librarian’ appointment.

Visitors must book in advance using our online booking calendar. Please read our instructions on how to book and FAQs for assistance.

Please contact us at library@courtauld.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 20 3947 7627 for help and advice. 

 

Somerset House

The Libraries are located on the lower ground floor and in the basement at: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN.

Please note, due to the impact of temporary building works we have no lift access. Wheelchair users and those with accessibility needs please contact us for arrangements.

Our collections based here include:

Students and staff must book in advance  to view journals, sales catalogues and special collections. Please select the ‘Visit and View’ option when making your booking.

Visitors must book in advance using our online booking calendar. Please read our instructions on how to book and FAQs for assistance.

 

 

 

Opening Times

Our current opening times are:

Vernon Square Term – Time Hours

Monday – Friday 09:30 – 22:00:

09:30 – 19:00 Library and IT Helpdesk

19:00 – 22:00 reference use only

Saturday – Sunday 09:15 – 21:15:

09:15 –  21:15  reference use only, Library and IT Helpdesk CLOSED

Somerset House

Monday – Friday, 13:30 – 17:30 (by appointment only)

outside vernon square

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