About the library

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The Stuart Hall Library is a valuable reference resource for students, researchers and all interested readers and is one of the leading UK libraries in the field of international visual art.

Library resources

The library holds a substantial collection of monographs, catalogues, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, slides and other media on visual arts and culture.

The collection focuses on contemporary art from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the work of British artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. The book collection includes over 10,000 volumes. The library holds over 4,000 group exhibition catalogues, 3,500 works on individual artists, and 2,500 contextual, historical or theoretical works as well as over 200 periodical titles and over 200 zines.

Library visitors can access the collection through the online catalogue. Titles can be searched by author, keyword, title, curator, artist or individual contributor.

Photocopying and wireless internet access

We provide photocopying and computer facilities with wireless internet access.

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