Frequently asked questions


What are the opening hours?

Current library hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am–1pm and 2–5pm. 

How do I contact the Stuart Hall Library?

Phone +44 (0)20 7749 1255 or email

How do I join the library?

You may register to use our resources for your research by downloading and completing a registration form from the website, or on arrival at Rivington Place

Do you charge fees?

Our resources are free but donations are welcome to help maintain the service.

How do I find material in the library?

You can find material in the library by using the catalogue. Library staff will also provide help when you visit or by answering your email, telephone or postal queries.

Can I take material out of the library?

No, the Stuart Hall Library is a reference collection with resources available for consultation only. This means that materials held in the collection will always be available when you visit.

What kind of material does the library hold?

Library material includes articles, artists’ books, CDs, dissertations, DVDs, exhibition catalogues, journals, monographs, zines, slides, tapes and video-cassettes relating to international visual art.

Can someone show me how to research a topic?

Yes, Iniva's library staff will introduce you to using library resources at the beginning of your first appointment. This will include guidance on how to use the library catalogue.

Can I bring my laptop or tablet computer into the library and is wi-fi available?

Yes, Power points and wi-fi are available in the library

What photocopying facilities are available?

There is a black and white photocopier available. Your contributions allow us to run this service.

What happens about copyright when I want to photocopy information?

Photocopying for private use and research is permitted within the limits of copyright law. Users must first complete and sign a form which outlines copyright procedure. Click here for more information about copyright.

Where can I find more information about the Stuart Hall Library?

You can find more detailed information about our Library and its research resources in the About the Library page or by talking to our library staff: telephone +44 (0)20 7749 1255 or email

Can I suggest new resources for the Stuart Hall Library?

We welcome suggestions for new acquisitions, exchanges or donations that relate to the Stuart Hall Library collection. You can provide suggestions when you visit, or email us.

More information

Stephanie Moran

Library Manager

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