General enquiries



Photographic Collection


Opening Hours

Institute opening hours: 

Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 7.00pm

Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm

To use the Library and Photographic Collection, please book your desk in advance

The Archive is open to readers by appointment only. Please email to discuss available appointments.

Please do not visit the Institute without a prior appointment.

Please see our Covid-19 and Visiting the Institute page for more info on visiting the building and collections

View the University of London's Visitor Regulations

Building Closure Dates 2021/22

Christmas & New Year 2021/22: closed Friday 24 December 2021 - Monday 3 January 2022 inclusive

Easter 2022: closed Thursday 14 - Tuesday 19 April inclusive

Early May bank holiday 2022: closed Saturday 30 April - Monday 2 May inclusive