Book Library Opening Times - Courtauld Institute

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Using the Library

Our sites and opening times

We continue providing remote access to online resources and enquiry services for Courtauld students and staff while our physical libraries are closed due to the current  COVID-19 outbreak.

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.


Spring Vacation - Vernon Square

Vernon Square Library is closed due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Our remote enquiry service is available Monday to Friday 09.30 to 17.30.



Spring Vacation - Somerset House Library

Somerset House Library is closed.

Our remote enquiry service is available Monday to Friday 09.30 to 17.30.


Term Dates 19/20

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

Finding Somerset House Library

Please note that the entrance to the Institute has moved. Walking under the canopy leading from the Strand, passing the old Institute entrance on your left, turn left towards the King’s College Campus. Enter the last door on your left and reception staff will direct you to down to the Witt and Conway Libraries.

Evening Access for Visitors

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





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