Welcome to Iniva’s new website. We are in the process of updating content throughout. We welcome your feedback at info@iniva.org

Hall Library

Iniva's special collections library


Dear friends and visitors,

Stuart Hall Library is temporarily closed to the public from Tuesday 17 March until further notice to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID -19).

Based on government advice and as a duty of care to our team, contributors, supporters and visiting public, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming public or education events to help prevent the  spread of the virus.

We will keep you up to date through our social media channels and our website as we continue our work through digital channels.


The Stuart Hall Library is Iniva’s critical and creative hub. The library holds Iniva’s collections and archive. It supports Iniva’s work by documenting and facilitating its research into the contemporary visual arts within an international and transnational context, as well as providing critical material on issues of cultural identity.

The library offers a specialist collection that is open to the public. There is a Stuart Hall Library online catalogue. Titles can be searched by author, keyword, title, curator, artist or individual contributor.

The library also hosts regular talks, tours and events, including the Research Network and Saturday Reading Groups. Check our programme page for upcoming Iniva events in the library and elsewhere.

Join Online

Library membership is free and everyone is welcome! Join today by registering online to use our resources. Click here to find out more our new limited edition Stuart Hall Library membership cards.

Tours or Group visits

To arrange a tour or group visit of the library, email library@iniva.org

Study spaces and rooms

It is not necessary to book a space. The library is open to members on a drop-in basis until the available seats are full.

However, we have a number of bookable study spaces in the library dedicated to specialised research requests only.

An individual or groups (between 4-8 people) can book study spaces designated for quiet study or collaborative research during our opening hours. Fill in and submit the booking form below to library@iniva.org

Search the library catalogue

Subscribe to the Iniva newsletter
Keep up to date with our latest news and events