Book Library Opening Times - Courtauld Institute

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Opening Times

Term time opening hours

Vernon Square: 

Mon-Fri 09.30 to 22:00
(09.30 to 17:30 for visitors)

Sat-Sun 09.30 to 21:00
(Institute staff and students only, no admission to visitors)

Somerset House: 

Mon-Fri 13:00 to 17:30

Closed at weekends

Vacation opening hours

Vernon Square:

Monday to Friday 9:30 to 22:00 
(Issue desk services and visitors until 17:30 only)

Saturday to Sunday 9:30 to 21:00 
(No issue desk services, no admission to visitors)

Vernon Square Library will be open Thursday 18 April and Tuesday 23 April, 9:30 to 22:00 (no issue desk services, no admission to visitors).

Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April 2019 inclusive Vernon Square Library will be closed.

Somerset House:

Mon to Fri 13:00 to 17:30

Closed at weekends.

Thursday 18 April to Tuesday 23 April inclusive Somerset House Library will be closed.

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

Term Dates

Spring Term: 14th January 2019 – 22nd March 2019

Summer Term: 24th April 2019 – 5th July 2019

Evening Access for Visitors

There is no visitor admission to the Courtauld Institute after 5.30pm (or at the weekend). Access is strictly only with a staff or student card. If during term time you require regular access to the Book Library after 5.30pm, you need to apply for an Access Card. Please email


Term Dates 2018/2019

Autumn Term – 1st October 2018 to 7th December 2018

Spring Term – 14th January 2019 to 22nd March 2019 

Summer Term – 24th April 2019 to 5th July 2019




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