Art libraries

The following A-Z list of libraries and related organisations is derived from the membership database of the Art Libraries Society:

Anglia Ruskin University, Library
Cambridge Campus
East Road
Cambridge
CB1 1PT
Phone: 01223 363271 x 2699
Website: libweb.anglia.ac.uk/

Architectural Association, Library
34-36 Bedford Square
London
WC1B 3ES
Phone: 020 7887 4036
Email: library@aaschool.ac.uk
Website: http://collections.aaschool.ac.uk/

Arts University Bournemouth
Wallisdown
Poole, Dorset
BH12 5HH
Phone: 01202 363394
Website: http://aub.ac.uk/about-us/campus/library

Baltic Library and Archive, Centre for Contemporary Art
South Shore Road
Gateshead
NE8 3BA
Phone: 0191 440 4918
Website: www.balticmill.com

Barber Fine Art Library, Barber Institute of Fine Arts
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT
Phone: 0121 414 7334
Website: www.library.bham.ac.uk

Bath Spa University, Sion Hill Library
Sion Hill Campus
Sion Hill Place
Bath
BA1 5SF
Phone: 01225 875648
Website: www.bathspa.ac.uk/services/library/

BFI Reuden Library

BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
South Bank
SE1 8XT
Phone: 020 7849 4465
Website: www.bfi.org.uk

Birkbeck, University of London, Library
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HX
Phone: 020 7631 6290
Website: www.bbk.ac.uk/Lib/

Birmingham City Council, Central Library
Bibliographic Services
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham
B3 3HQ
Phone: 0121 303 4227

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus Library
Fern Barrow
Poole/Dorset
BH12 5BB
Phone: 01202 595083
Website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/library

Bradford College, Grove Library
Great Horton Road
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD7 1AY
Phone: 01274 753329

Bridgeman Art Library
17-19 Garway Road
London
W2 4PH
Phone: 020 7727 4065

Bristol Art Library
Central Library
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TL
Phone: 01179 037202

British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London
W1B 1AD
Phone: 020 7580 5533 x 4318
Website: http://www.architecture.com

British Council, Visual Arts Library
10 Spring Gardens
London
SW1A 2BN
Phone: 020 7389 3038
Website: www.britishcouncil.org/arts

British Library, Acquisitions Unit
Boston Spa
Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ
Phone: 01937 546071
Website: www.bl.uk

British Museum Libraries
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG
Phone: 020 7323 8491
Website: www.thebritishmuseum.org

British Universities Film & Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Phone: 020 7393 1500
Website: www.bufvc.ac.uk

Buckinghamshire New University, Library
Gateway
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
HP11 2JZ
Phone: 01494 522141 ext 4521/4524
Website: www.bucks.ac.uk/

Burren College of Art, Library
Newtown Castle
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Ireland
Phone: 00 353 65 7077200
Website: www.burrencollege.ie

Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, Library
Peckham Road
London
SE5 8UF
Phone: 020 7514 6349

Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture
Bute Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff
CF10 3NB
Website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/archi/

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London, Library
107-109 Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0DU
Phone: 020 7514 7187
Website: www.csm.arts.ac.uk

Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, Library
Millbank
London
SW1P 4JU
Phone: 020 7514 7840

Christie's
8 King Street
St. James's, London
SW1Y 6QT
Phone: 020 7389 2617

Christie's Education
153 Great Titchfield Street
London
W1W 5BD
Phone: 0207 665 4350
Website: www.christieseducation.com/main_london.html

City University, Library
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
Phone: 020 7040 5060
Website: www.city.ac.uk/library

Cleveland College of Art & Design, Learning Resource Centre
Green Lane, Linthorpe
Middlesbrough
TS5 7RJ
Phone: 01642 298745
Website: www.ccad.ac.uk

Courtauld Institute of Art, Book Library
Somerset House
The Strand
London
WC2R 0RN
Phone: 020 7848 2701

Coventry University, Lanchester Library
Frederick Lanchester Building
Gosford Street
Coventry
CV1 5DD
Phone: 024 7765 1136
Website: www.coventry.ac.uk/library

Crafts Council
44a Pentonville Road
Islington, London
N1 9BY
Phone: 020 7806 2502
Website: www.craftscouncil.org.uk

De Montfort University, Kimberlin Library
The Gateway
Leicester
LE1 9BH
Phone: 01162 506263

Doncaster College, Learning Resource
Centre
The Hub
Chappell Drive
Doncaster
South Yorks
DN1 2RF
Phone: 01302 553816

Dublin City Public Libraries
Navan Road
Dublin 7
Ireland
Phone: 00 353 1 869 1414

Dublin Institute of Technology, Library
40-45 Mountjoy Square
Dublin 1
Republic of Ireland
Phone: 00 353 1 402 4108
Website: www.dit.ie/library

Duncan of Jordanstone College, University of Dundee, Library
13 Perth Road
Dundee
DD1 4HT
Phone: 01382 345258

East Surrey College, Library
Learning Resources Centre
Gatton Point
London Road
Redhill
RH1 2JT
Phone: 01737 772611 Ext 5900
Website: www.esc.ac.uk

Edinburgh City Library
Central Fine Art Library
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
EH1 1EG
Phone: 0131 225 5584 x 225

Edinburgh College of Art, Library
74 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh
EH3 9DF
Phone: 0131 221 6007

Edinburgh Napier University, Library
Craiglockhart Campus
Edinburgh
EH14 1DJ
Phone: 0131 455 4263
Website: www.napier.ac.uk

Edinburgh University Library
Acquisitions Team
George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9LJ
Phone: 0131 650 1000

English Heritage, Library
National Monuments Record Centre
Kemble Drive
Swindon
SN2 2GZ
Phone: 01793 414632/0

Geffrye Museum
136 Kingsland Road
London
E2 8EA
Phone: 020 7739 9893
Website: www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

Glasgow City Libraries, Mitchell Library
North Street
Glasgow
G3 7DN
Phone: 0141 287 2934

Glasgow School of Art, Library
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G3 6RQ
Phone: 0141 353 4551
Website: www.gsa.ac.uk

Glyndwr University
Plas Coch Campus
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW
Phone: 01978 293338

Goldsmiths' Company, Library
Goldsmiths' Hall
Foster Lane
London
EC2V 6BN
Phone: 020 7606 7010
Website: www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk

Goldsmiths College, University of London, Library
Lewisham Way
London
SE14 6NW
Phone: 020 7919 7150
Website: www.gold.ac.uk

Guildhall Library, Corporation of London Libraries
Aldermanbury
London
EC2P 2EJ
Phone: 020 7332 1864

Henry Moore Foundation, Henry Moore Institute
74 The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH
Phone: 0113 246 9469
Website: www.henry-moore.org

Hereford College of Arts, Library
Folly Lane
Hereford
HR1 1LT
Phone: 01432 273359
Website: www.hca.ac.uk

Horniman Museum & Gardens Library

100 London Road
Forest Hill, London
SE23 3PQ
Phone: 020 8699 1872
Website: www.horniman.ac.uk

INIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts), Library
Rivington Place
London
EC2A 3BA
Phone: 020 7729 9616
Website: www.iniva.org.uk

Kensington & Chelsea College
Wornington Centre
Wornington Road
London
W10 5QQ
Phone: 020 7573 5339

Kingston University, Knights Park
Learning Resources Centre
Knights Park
Grange Road
Kingston-upon-Thames
Surrey
KT1 2QJ
Phone: 020 8547 7057
Website: www.kingston.ac.uk/library_media

Laban Library
Creekside
London
SE8 3DZ
Phone: 020 8691 8600
Website: www.laban.org

Lancaster University, Library
Bailrigg
Lancaster
LA1 4YH
Phone: 01524 592516

Leeds College of Art, Library
Vernon Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 8PH
Phone: 01132 028095
Website: www.leeds-art.ac.uk

Leeds Metropolitan University
The Civic Quarter Library
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS1 3HE

Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick School of Art & Design
Clare Street
Limerick
Ireland
Phone: 00 353 61 208380
Website: www.lit.ie

Liverpool Hope University College, Sheppard-Worlock Library
PO Box 95
Liverpool
L16 9LB
Phone: 0151 737 3509

Liverpool John Moores University, Aldham Robarts Learning Resource Centre
Maryland Street
Liverpool
L1 9D
Phone: 0151 231 3104
Website: www.ljmu.ac.uk

Fulham Reference Library, London
Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
598 Fulham Road
London
SW6 5NX
Phone: 020 8753 3876

London College of Communication,University of the Arts, London
Dept. of Learning Resources
Elephant & Castle
London
SE1 6SB
Phone: 020 7514 6527
Website: www.lcc.arts.ac.uk

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London
20 John Prince's Street
London
W1G 0BJ
Phone: 020 7514 7453

London Library
14 St. James's Square
London
SW1Y 4LG
Phone: 020 7766 4760
Website: www.londonlibrary.co.uk

Manchester City Libraries, Central Library
St Peter's Square
Manchester
M2 5PD
Phone: 0161 234 1974

Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Building
All Saints
Manchester
M15 6BH
Phone: 0161 247 6116

Middlesex University Art & Design Library
Cat Hill
Barnet
Hertfordshire
EN4 8HT
Phone: 020 8411 5042

Museum of London, Library
150 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5HN
Phone: 020 7814 5588
Website: www.museumoflondon.org.uk

 

National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum

National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum
South Kensington, London
SW7 2RL
Phone: 020 7942 2405
Website: www.vam.ac.uk/nal/

National College of Art and Design, Library
100 Thomas Street
Dublin 8
Republic of Ireland
Phone: 00 353 636 4360
Website: www.ncad.ie

National Galleries of Scotland
The Dean Gallery
75 Belford Road
Edinburgh
EH4 3DS

National Gallery, Library
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 5DN
Phone: 020 7747 2830
Website: www.nationalgallery.org.uk

National Gallery of Ireland, Library
Merrion Square West
Dublin 2
Ireland
Phone: 00 353 1 663 3543
Website: www.nationalgallery.ie

National Library of Ireland, Dept. of Prints & Drawings
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Ireland
Phone: 00 353 1 603 0207
Website: www.nli.ie

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
EH1 1EW
Phone: 0131 226 4531

National Media Museum, Library
Pictureville
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 1NQ
Phone: 01274 203378
Website: www.nmpft.org.uk

National Museum of Ireland, Library
Block 10, Collins Barracks
Benburb Street
Dublin 7
Ireland
Phone: 00 353 1 6777444

National Museum of Wales, Library
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NP
Phone: 029 2057 3202

National Portrait Gallery, Heinz Archive & Library
St Martin's Place
London
WC2H 0HE
Phone: 020 7306 0055
Website: http://www.npg.org.uk/research/archive.php

New Art Gallery Walsall
Gallery Square
Walsall
WS2 8LG
Phone: 01922 654464
Website: www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk
 

Northbrook College, Sussex, Dept. of Library & Information Services
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
BN12 6NU
Phone: 01903 606213
Website: www.northbrook.ac.uk

Norwich University College of the Arts, Learning Resource Centre
3-7 Redwell St.
Norwich
NR2 4SN
Phone: 01603 751465
Website: www.nuca.ac.uk

Nottingham Trent University Library
Dryden Street
Nottingham
NG1 4FZ
Phone: 01158 482110
Website: www.ntu.ac.uk

Oxford Brookes University, Library
Gipsy Lane Campus
Headington
Oxford
OX3 0BP
Phone: 01865 483156
Website: www.brookes.ac.uk/library/

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
16 Bedford Square
London
WC1B 3JA
Phone: 020 7580 0311

Prudential plc, Prudential Group Archives

Laurence Pountney Hill
London
EC4R 0HH
Phone: 020 7548 3582

Ravensbourne, Learning Resource Centre
6 Penrose Way
London
SE10 0EW
Phone: 020 8289 4900
Website: www.rave.ac.uk

Robert Gordon University, Library
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen
AB10 7QE
Phone: 01224 263463

Royal Academy of Arts, Library
Piccadilly, London
W1J 0BD
Phone: 020 7300 5740
Website: www.racollection.org.uk

Royal Botanic Gardens, Library
Kew, Richmond
Surrey
TW9 3AE
Phone: 020 8332 5414
Website: www.rbgkew.org.uk

Royal College of Art, Library
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2EU
Phone: 020 7590 4221
Website: www.rca.ac.uk/library

Royal Horticultural Society
RHS Garden
Wisley
Woking
Surrey
GU23 6QB
Phone: 020 7821 3051
Website: www.rhs.org.uk

Sackler Library, University of Oxford
1 St. John Street
Oxford
OX1 2LG
Phone: 01865 278094
Website: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts & Cultures, Library
Norwich
NR1 4DH
Phone: 01603 624349
Website: www.sainsbury-institute.org

School of Oriental & African Studies, Library
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London
WC1H 0XG
Phone: 020 7898 4172
Website: www.soas.ac.uk/library

Sheffield Hallam University
Adsetts Centre, City Campus
Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB
Phone: 01142 252721

Staffordshire University, Thompson Library
PO Box 664, College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2XS
Phone: 01782 295770
Website: www.staffs.ac.uk

Swansea Metropolitan University
Design & Media
Dynevor Centre for Art
De La Beche Street
Swansea
SA1 3EU
Phone: 01792 481030
Website: www.smu.ac.uk

Tate Library and Archive, The Hyman Kreitman Research Centre
Tate Britain
Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
Phone: 020 7887 8838 (Library)

Trinity College Dublin, Library

College Street
Dublin 2
Ireland
Phone: 00 353 1 677 2941
Website: www.tcd.ie/Library

University Campus Suffolk, Library
Waterfront Building
Neptune Quay
Ipswich
IP4 1QJ

University College Dublin, James Joyce Library
Belfield
Dublin 4
Ireland
Phone: 00 353 1 716 7691
Website: www.ucd.ie/library

University College Falmouth, Tremough Library
Trelievier Road
Penryn
Cornwall
TR10 9EZ
Phone: 01326 370779

University College London, Library
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Phone: 020 7679 2594

University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Sidney Cooper Library
New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3AN
Phone: 01227 817314

University for the Creative Arts at Epsom, Library and Learning Centre
Ashley Road
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5BE
Phone: 01372 202458
Website: www.ucreative.ac.uk

University for the Creative Arts at Farnham, Library & Learning Services
Falkner Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS
Phone: 01252 892710
Website: www.ucreative.ac.uk

University for the Creative Arts at Maidstone, Library and Learning Centre
Oakwood Park
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 8AG
Phone: 01622 757286

University for the Creative Arts at Rochester, Library and Learning Centre
Fort Pitt Hill
Rochester
Kent
ME1 1DZ
Phone: 01634 888729
Website: www.ucreative.ac.uk

University of Bedfordshire, Library
Park Square
Luton
LU1 3JU
Phone: 01582 489213
Website: www.beds.ac.uk

University of Brighton, Information Services
St. Peter's House Library
16-18 Richmond Place
Brighton
BN2 9NA
Phone: 01273 643220

University of Brighton, Design Archives
Faculty of Arts
Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 0JY
Phone: 01273 643217

University of Bristol, Arts & Social Sciences Library
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol
BS8 1TH
Phone: 01179 288000

University of Central Lancashire, Library & Learning Information Service
St. Peter's Square
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2TQ
Phone: 01772 201201 x 2266

University of Derby, Learning Centre
Britannia Mill
Mackworth Road
Derby
DE22 3BL
Phone: 01332 594050
Website: www.derby.ac.uk/supportingyou/learning-resources

University of East London, Library and Learning Centre
Docklands Campus
University Way
London
E16 2RD
Phone: 020 8223 7444
Website: www.uel.ac.uk

University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield College Lane Learning Resources
Centre
College Lane
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10 9AB
Phone: 01707 285306
Website: www.herts.ac.uk/lis

University of Kent, Templeman Library
Canterbury
CT2 7NU
Phone: 01227 764000 x 3573
 

University of Leeds, Health Sciences Library
Level 7 - Worsley Building
Leeds
LS2 9JT
Phone: 01133 439134

University of Lincoln, Learning Resources
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
LN6 7TS
Phone: 01522 886664
Website: www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lr

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Dept. of Fine Art Library
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NE1 7RU
Phone: 01912 226041
Website: www.ncl.ac.uk

University of Northampton, Library Park Campus
Boughton Green Road
Northampton
NN2 7AL
Phone: 01604 892222

University of Oxford, History of Art Department
2nd Floor, Littlegate House
16/17 St. Ebbes
Oxford
OX1 1PT
Phone: 01865 286839
Website: www.history.ox.ac.uk/hoa

University of Portsmouth, Library
Cambridge Road
Portsmouth
PO1 2ST
Phone: 02392 843244
Website: www.port.ac.uk
 

University of Reading, Bulmershe Library
Periodicals Dept.
Woodlands Avenue
Reading
Berks.
RG6 1HY
Phone: 0118 931 8652
Website: www.reading.ac.uk

University of Salford, Information Services
Adelphi Campus
Peru Street
Salford
M3 6EQ
Phone: 0161 295 6183

University of St. Andrews, School of Art History
79 North Street
St. Andrews, Fife
Scotland
KY16 9AL
Phone: 01334 462390
Website: www-ah.st-andrews.ac.uk

University of Sunderland, Ashburne Library
Ashburne House, Ryhope Road
Sunderland
SR2 7EF
Phone: 01915 15 2119

University of Sussex, Library
Falmer
Brighton
BN1 9QL
Phone: 01273 678158
Website: www.sussex.ac.uk/library

University of Teesside
Main-site Library
Borough Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 3BA
Phone: 01642 342122

University of the Arts London, Archives and Special Collections Centre
Elephant and Castle, London
SE1 6SB
Phone: 020 7514 9333
Website: www.arts.ac.uk

University of Ulster at Coleraine
Central Library
Coleraine
Belfast
BT52 1SA
Phone: 02890 267270
Website: www.ulst.ac.uk

University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Hugh Owen Library
Penglais, Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3DZ
Phone: 01970 622402

University of Warwick, Library
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry
CV4 7AL
Phone: 024 7652 4475

University of Westminster, Harrow Learning Resources Centre
Watford Road, Northwick Park
Harrow
HA1 3TP
Phone: 020 7911 5885
Website: www.westminster.ac.uk

University of York, J.B. Morrell Library
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
Phone: 01904 433872
Website: www.york.ac.uk/services/library

Visual Arts Data Service
University for the Creative Arts
Falkner Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS
Phone: 01252 892723

Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square
London
W1U 3BN
Phone: 020 7563 9528
Website: www.the-wallacecollection.org.uk
 

Wellcome Library
183 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BE
Phone: 020 7611 8582
 

West Dean College, Library
West Dean
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ
Phone: 01243 811301
Website: www.westdean.org.uk

Westminster Reference Library, Art & Design Department
35 St. Martin's Street
London
WC2H 7HP
Phone: 020 7641 1300

Wimbledon College of Art, Library
University of the Arts London
Merton Hall Road
London
SW19 3QA
Phone: 020 7514 9690

Winchester School of Art, Library
Park Avenue
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8DL
Phone: 02380 596900

 

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