Student Life

Book Library

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Our newly refurbished Book Library is housed in the vaulted basement of Somerset House in a striking architectural conversion.

It provides access to a significant art historical collection at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is one of the major international research collections of art-historical books, periodicals and exhibition catalogues in the country, currently numbering some 180,000 volumes.

There is an online catalogue which can be accessed from terminals in the Library and via the internet.

In addition to using the collection held at the Courtauld, students are encouraged to make use of the University of London Library at Senate House.

You can also seek access to other important specialist libraries in London including those of major museums, galleries and other cultural institutions.