Book Library - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Book Library

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Book library opening times

Our opening hours vary between term and vacation periods, and across our two sites. Full opening times available here:

Opening hours

Our sites

Our main Library is at Vernon Square, but some items remain at Somerset House. Find out what collections are where:

Vernon Square and Somerset House Libraries

Our staff

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to help you:

Book Library contacts

One of the UK's major libraries for the study of art history

Book catalogue

Search our 200,000 books and over 300 hardcopy journals titles


Looking for online resources?

Textual material, images, videos – see our essential guide to getting started


Library resources

Books and e-books, journals and e-journals, online resources, special collections, sales catalogues


Using the library

Catalogues, finding your way around, visitor admissions, our sites


Our services

User education, interlibrary loans, theses, print facilities, Athens accounts


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