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Stuart
Hall Library

Iniva's special collections library

About

Stuart Hall Library is closed on 20-21 June 2024 and reopen on Tuesday 25 June 2024.

16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU
Open to the public Tuesdays – Fridays, 10am – 5pm

Stuart Hall Library is a specialist library that centres art and theory publications from the Global Majority, African, Asian, Caribbean, Polynesian, Latinx, and Diaspora perspectives. The library serves as the intellectual and social hub of iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), its home.

Named in honour of iniva’s first chairman and cultural theorist Professor Stuart Hall, the library holds a non-borrowing collection of over 10,000 publications, such as artist books, monographs, exhibition catalogues, journals and zines as well as an archive of iniva’s history promoting the work of Black and Asian artists such as those from the UK Black Arts Movement.

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Explore our collections of artist books, monographs, exhibition catalogues, zines, literature and audio-visual material. You can search by author, title, keyword, curator, artist or individual contributor.

Join The Library

Library membership is free and everyone is welcome! Join today by registering online to use our resources and pick up your limited edition membership card on your first visit.

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