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Using the Courtauld Libraries

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Service Hours

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Catalogues

Discover how to search our online resources and print collections

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Borrowing and user accounts

Borrowing, loan allowances, your library accounts

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Information on OpenAthens

Athens is a user authentication service, providing offsite access to many of our resources

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Printing and scanning

MFDs are available for staff, student and visitor use in the Library

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Accessibility

Information on the accessibility of our services, spaces and resources

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IMAGE LIBRARIES

**Wednesday 2nd December: The image libraries remain closed to external visitors. We are currently reviewing our opening arrangements for visitors in the light of the UK Government’s revised guidance. We will update theses web pages as soon as possible but The Courtauld’s image libraries may not reopen until early 2021. This update supersedes the information below.**

From September 2020, admittance to the Witt and Conway Libraries is strictly by appointment only.

To keep everybody safe, we must limit the number of people in the Library at any one time.  Please do not travel to the  libraries without a confirmed booking. Bookings can be made via our booking page.

The Courtauld’s photographic libraries are an internationally significant resource of over three million images covering Western painting, drawing and printmaking, world architecture, architectural drawings, sculpture, decorative arts and manuscripts.
The two main collections, known as the Witt and Conway libraries, are named after their founders,
Sir Robert Witt (left) and Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington. Our Image libraries are now open for visits by appointment. Please see our ‘Using the Image Libraries’ page for further information.

Contact us

Our knowledgeable and friendly team are here to help you. Please contact us by email on our Library Team address in the first instance:

library@courtauld.ac.uk

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