We are open every Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm. Drop-in during our opening hours or book a dedicated study space below.
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. Follow us on social media to keep up to date and subscribe to iniva’s newsletter for announcements.
Do you want a dedicated study space for a morning, afternoon or whole day slot? Fill in our study space request form 3 days in advance of your visit, with the list of items you would like reserved for your study session.
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 and pick up your limited edition membership card on your first visit. Find out more
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