University of the Arts London – Library Services

A wide range of archives and special collections are held across the six colleges of University of the Arts London.

More information about the collections held at the University can be found on the website for each College’s special collections (links are given below). A number of the collections and archives held across the University are also listed on the University Archives and Special Collections online catalogue.

The collections include material relating to book art, film, fine printing, performance, product design, tailoring, typography and women’s art. Resources are open to the general public. It is advisable to make an appointment before you visit using the contact email address or phone number of the site where the collection you wish to view is held.

An overview showcasing academic uses of archives and special collections at University of the Arts London is given in the following publication, available in both static and interactive PDF format.

Library Services opening hours may be subject to change. Follow us on twitter or check the Library News Blog for the latest updates.

Summer opening hours starting Monday 29 June are now available. Please visit the individual college library opening hours pages for more information.

All Libraries, Learning Zones and the Archives and Special Collections Centre will be closed on Monday 31 August and Friday 25 September.

BA Term Time Opening Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Camberwell 9.30am-7.30pm 10.00am-7.30pm 9.30am-7.30pm 9.30am-7.30pm 9.30am-7.30pm Closed Closed
Chelsea 9.30am-7.30pm 9.30am-7.30pm 10.00am-7.30pm 9.30am-7.30pm 9.30am-7.30pm 10.00am-3.45pm Closed
CSM 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 11.15am-5.00pm 12.15pm-6.00pm
LCC 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 11.15am-5.00pm 11.15am-5.00pm
LCF 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 11.15am-5.00pm 12.15pm-6.00pm
WCA 9.30am-8.30pm 9.30am-8.30pm 9.30am-8.30pm 9.30am-8.30pm 10.00am-7.30pm Closed Closed
LZ@KX 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 11.15am-5.00pm 12.15pm-6.00pm
LZ@EC 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 9.00am-10.00pm 11.15am-5.00pm 11.15am-5.00pm
ASCC 1.00pm-5.00pm 1.00pm-5.00pm 1.00pm-5.00pm 1.00pm-5.00pm 1.00pm-5.00pm Closed Closed

A full range of staff support and facilities are available during Library Services opening hours before 8pm Monday to Friday. These include:

borrowing and returning
account enquiries
payments
printing and photocopying
IT support

Staff can assist with a full range of enquiries including subject support and e-resources, payment of charges and IT.
Self service

(8pm – 10pm Monday – Friday at CSM, LCC and LCF)

Self service includes the loan and return kiosks, use of computers, photocopiers and printers. Staff can assist with general enquiries and basic help with self-service kiosks, photocopiers and printers.

BA term time opening hours

Monday 9am to 10pm
Tuesday 9am to 10pm
Wednesday 9am to 10pm
Thursday 9am to 10pm
Friday 9am to 10pm
Saturday 11.15am to 5pm
Sunday 12.15pm to 6pm

A full range of staff support and facilities are available during Library Services opening hours before 8pm Monday to Friday. These include:

  • borrowing and returning
  • account enquiries
  • payments
  • printing and photocopying
  • IT support.

Staff can assist with a full range of enquiries including subject support and e-resources, payment of charges and IT.

Self service

(8pm to 10pm Monday – Friday at CSM, LCC and LCF)

Self service includes the loan and return kiosks, use of computers, photocopiers and printers. Staff can assist with general enquiries and basic help with self-service kiosks, photocopiers and printers.

Summer opening hours

Monday 10am to 6pm
Tuesday 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 6pm
Friday 10am to 6pm

Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

ALL Libraries, Learning Zones and the Archives and Special Collections Centre will be closed on Monday 31 August and Friday 25 September.

Term time opening hours resume on Monday 28 September.