Our sites and opening times

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Our sites and opening times


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Our sites and opening times

From 2019 our main Library is at Vernon Square. We also operate a research facility at Somerset House. See information on what is where, and opening times, below.

Student consulting books

Vernon Square Library

Book Library collections at Vernon Square:

  • main collection items
  • 1-day loans and short loans
  • exhibition catalogues
  • pamphlets.

Courtauld dissertations and theses, and other remote storage items must be consulted at Vernon Square.

Somerset House Library

Book Library collections remaining at Somerset House:

  • CABS (Closed Access Book Store)
  • printed journals
  • sales catalogues
  • oversize items.

Open Monday to Friday 1:00-5:30 pm only, full details below.

Autumn term 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)


Autumn term opening hours - Somerset House

Monday to Friday 13:00 to 17:30





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 19/20

Autumn 7 October – 13 December
Spring 13 January – 20 March
Summer 22 April – 3 July

Evening Access for Visitors

There is no visitor admission to the Courtauld Institute after 5.30pm (or at the weekend).





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