Archives & Library

Library Collections

The library collections cover British painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, decorative arts, architecture and garden history from the medieval period to the present day. The collections on British artists and architects, the British and Irish country house and the eighteenth-century Grand Tour are particularly strong.

Library Special Collections

The Library has a number of Special Collections. These are identified on the Library catalogue and comprise:

  • Books with the following Class marks: 043, 094, Oppé, Ford
  • Rare Book Journals
  • William Roberts / Sir Ellis Waterhouse auction catalogues

These items:

  • Must be booked 48 hours in advance
  • May not be photocopied
  • May not be removed from the Public Study Room
  • Are subject to our Library Special Collections Handling Guidelines