Welcome to the new Courtauld Book Library Blog

Welcome to the new home of The Courtauld Book Library Blog. We have been busy over the summer moving books in the main collection and in CABS, binding journals and having a general spring (summer) clean. We are getting ready to welcome the new Graduate Trainees when we reopen and you will see them around the library from the 3rd September. All of our previous blog posts are still available to you within the WordPress blog and you will see new posts over the coming months. Find contact details for each department and member of staff in the Contact us page and put a face to the name in our Meet the Staff page. We hope you are looking forward to the new academic year and look forward to seeing you at the beginning of term.

Welcome to new readers of the Book Library blog


This is just a quick post to welcome everyone new to the Courtauld Institute of Art this academic year. On this blog you’ll find news and updates from the staff of the Book Library. We’re here to help you so please feel free to ask us any questions you might have whenever you’re in the Library or see us around the Institute.  Find contact details for each department and member of staff in the Contact us page and put a face to the name in our Meet the Staff page.

Antony Hopkins

Kilfinan Librarian, Head of Book, Witt and Conway Libraries

Welcome to new readers of the book library blog

This is just a quick post to welcome everyone new to the Courtauld Institute of Art this academic year. On this blog you’ll find news and updates from the staff of the Book Library. We’re here to help you so please feel free to ask us any questions you might have whenever you’re in the Library or see us around the Institute. Find contact details for each department and member of staff in the Contact us page and put a face to the name in our Meet the Staff page.

Antony Hopkins

Kilfinan Librarian, Head of Book, Witt and Conway Libraries

Summer is here

Now that we have waved a teary eyed goodbye to our finishing students, it is a good time to remind you of some of the changes that happen over the summer period.

Any book that is issued or renewed from now on will not be due back until the 4th of October. The lucky students of the Curating the Museum course are now entitled to borrow up to 10 books in preparation for their dissertations. Perhaps now is the time to settle down with all those Nicolas Bourriaud, Bruce Altshuler and Hans Ulrich Obrist books.

Please remember that as of Tomorrow (Thursday the 1st of July) the library operates reduced opening hours of 10.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday (no Saturday opening). Also the Book Library will be closed on Monday the 5th of July for the Graduation ceremony and again between Monday the 2nd and Tuesday the 31st of August.

Untitled (Book Sculpture) by Norwegian artist Matias Faldbakke at the Deichman Public Library in Oslo

We hope you all enjoy your summer and spare a thought for the librarians shut away in the basement.

Nicholas Brown
Graduate Trainee

Welcome to the Book Library blog

Welcome to The Courtauld Institute of Art Book Library blog. Here you’ll find news from the Library about recent acquisitions as well as tips on how best to use the Library and links to useful Web sites. We’ll also post reminders about holiday closures and anything else we think you might find useful or interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

Antony Hopkins
Kilfinan Librarian, Head of Book, Witt and Conway Libraries.