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Important information for alumni and visitors

The Courtauld Institute of Art is undertaking a major redevelopment project to transform its home at Somerset House so that it is accessible to all and suitable for the 21st century. The project is called Courtauld Connects and while construction work is underway, the majority of the Book Library’s collections will temporarily move to a purpose-built educational facility near King’s Cross called Vernon Square.

The new Library at Vernon Square is now open. We look forward to welcoming you there!

The Library at Somerset House remains closed to all users until early February. The journals, sales catalogues and CABs collections are inaccessible until such time.

Current students and staff please see the VLE for full information about opening times and service availability. 

Opening Times

Full details of the Book Library’s opening hours for Courtauld students and staff can be found on the library’s VLE page.Term Time Opening Hours

Mon to Fri 9.30am – 10pm (9.30am – 5.30pm for visitors)
Sat and Sun 9.30am – 9pm

Vacation Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm

Term Dates
Spring Term: 14th January 2019 – 22nd March 2019
Summer Term: 24th April 2019 – 5th July 2019

For assistance please email

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