External libraries Archive

Copac update

The latest addition to Copac (the National, Academic and Specialist Library Catalogue) is the Henry Moore Institute Research Library. This means that you can now cross-search their holdings of over 20,000 volumes specialising in British sculpture post-1850 at the same time as searching almost all the university libraries and many of the specialist libraries in the UK.

The Copac home page

Copac’s homepage currently lists a number of specialist art libraries available through their catalogue, including but not limited to; The National Art library, The Tate Library, The National Portrait Gallery Library and, perhaps most importantly, The Book Library at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Among the very few exceptions of which we are aware are the libraries of the University of the Arts London are not yet searchable via Copac.

Courtauld staff and students are reminded that if they require a book of which no copies are available in London they may be able to request it as an inter-library loan.

An FAQ about Copac can be found here. Other similar services that may be of use to Courtauld staff and students are Worldcat.org which searches libraries internationally and Suncat.ac.uk which searches journal holdings across research libraries in the UK. If you would like any help using any of these resources please contact a member of library staff.

Glasgow School of Art Library closure

From 8th June until 15th September  inclusive, the Glasgow School of Art Library is planning a refurbishment of the ground floor of the main Library. That means there will be no access to borrow or use the bulk of the Library’s collections during this period.   They will continue to process SCONUL applications, but applicants should be advised services will be reduced.  All digital collections will continue to be fully available over the summer but only a very limited selection from the print collection, please advise your users to consult the Library website for full details before visiting. http://prism.talis.com/gsa/


For further information please read this blog post.