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Stuart Hall Library

Access & Visiting

In light of the government’s new lockdown announcement, Stuart Hall Library is physically closed to the public until further notice.

Follow us on social media to keep up to date with digital library resources and subscribe to Iniva’s newsletter for announcements and programme of events, Research Network talks and Reading Groups (now digital).

Stuart Hall Library is open to everyone, offers space for research and study and a rich artistic programme of events for a range of ages. There is also a photocopier and wireless internet access.

Prior to your visit, register online as a library member to access to our collections and services. Library membership is free for all.

What’s on

The Stuart Hall Library occasionally runs reading groups, workshops, screenings and group visits. This is in addition to our regular Research Network programme of evening events such as conservation with artists, performance lectures and talks. A new Saturday programme of reading groups is being developed.

Subscribe to Iniva’s newsletter to keep up to date with our latest news and events or check our programme page for more information.


The Stuart Hall aims to provide an accessible environment for all of our library members. We ask that you contact the library ahead of your visit with any questions regarding specific requirements or adjustments that we can make.

Accessible toilet

There is an accessible toilet on first floor of the building which can be reached using the accessible lift near the entrance. Another accessible toilet is located on ground floor of the adjacent building.

Guides and assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in the building.

Prams and pushchairs

Prams and pushchairs may be stored in the library. Please note all items are left at the owner’s risk.

Emergency procedures

Library members who consider themselves frail or have difficulty walking should make themselves known to library staff.


16 John Islip Street



Library Opening Hours

Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Upcoming closed days

Saturday 14th December 2019

Saturday 21st December 2019 – Wednesday 1st January 2020

Saturday 5th January 2020

More Information

Assistant Librarian: Susan Skingle


Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library 

Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm.

The Library is open to the general public. Occasionally the Library is closed for workshops and group visits. Please contact us to book a place in advance of your visit +44 (0)20 7630 1278 or email library@iniva.org. Please see the library homepage for more information.

Iniva offices
Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5.30pm

Iniva and the Stuart Hall Library are open all year round, excluding UK Bank Holidays and the Christmas – New Year break.