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Stuart Hall Library

Visit the library

Where are we?

16 John Islip St
London SW1P 4JU

By Tube
Pimlico Underground Station or Vauxhall Underground Station on the Victoria Line.

By Bus
Bus number 88, C10, 87 and N87.

By Ferry
The closest pier is Millbank Millennium Pier.

By Car
Limited parking around the area. The nearest car parks are:

  • Q-park Victoria: 1 Arneway St, Westminster, London, SW1P 2TX. Tel: 0113 238 4200.
  • Q-Park Pimlico: Cumberland St, Pimlico, London, SW1V 4LR. Tel: 0113 238 4200.


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

Upcoming closed days

20-21 June 2024

Summer Closure
From 30 July to 30 August 2024, reopening 3 September 2024

Christmas Closure
From 17 December 2024 to 3 January 2025, reopening 7 January 2025.

Library guidelines

To preserve the collections for future use:

  • Bags must be stored in the lockers available. Request a locker key at the Reception Desk.
  • No food and drink (except bottled water)
  • Only use pencils inside the library. Pencils are available at reception.

Plan a group visit or tour

We provide short introductory tours of the library and archive collection during our opening hours to a group size of up to 15 people per visit.To arrange a group visit, email library@iniva.org including information on the theme of the tour.

More Information

Tavian Hunter
Library and Archive Manager

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.