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.
Vernon Square Library
Book Library collections at Vernon Square:
- main collection items
- 1-day loans and short loans
- exhibition catalogues
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).