From 19 May 2021, Stuart Hall Library is open every Wednesday by appointment only. Book a morning, afternoon or whole day slot.
19 May – 9 June: Wednesdays only, 11am – 4pm
16 June – 8 July:Wednesday – Thursday, 11am – 4pm
13 July – 12 August: Tuesday – Thursday, 11am – 4pm
31 August onwards: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Named after iniva’s founding Chair, the Stuart Hall Library is the intellectual and social hub of iniva, providing a context for iniva‘s archive and the opportunity to study the institution’s legacy preserving and promoting the work of artists of African and Asian descent born or based in the UK.
The library offers a specialist reference collection of over 10,000 volumes on the history of contemporary visual art and culture within an international and transnational context, as well as providing critical material on issues of cultural identity.
Open to the public formally since 2007, it also runs talks, exhibitions and events including the Research Network Programme (currently digital). Follow us on social media to keep up to date and subscribe to iniva’s newsletter for announcements.
Fill in our study space request form 3 days in advance of your visit. Materials on open shelves in the library will not be accessible to browse, so you will need to request items via the form in advance. Please view our online catalogue to explore our collection.
Explore our collections of books, journals, zines and audio-visual material. You can search by author, title, keyword, curator, artist or individual contributor. Find out more about iniva’s archives collection.
Library membership is free and everyone is welcome! Join today by registering online to use our resources. Find out more about our new limited edition Stuart Hall Library membership cards.
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