General enquiries



Photographic Collection


Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10.00am – 8.00pm

Friday: 10.00am – 6.00pm

We very much regret that the Institute will not be able to open on Saturdays until the Warburg Renaissance building project is completed in Spring 2024. This is a temporary measure and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please note that the Archive is closed between 1 July to 30 September while it is moved back into the Institute after recent building work.


Visiting the Library, Photographic Collection or Archive

There is no need to make an appointment to use the Library and Photographic Collection. Find out more about membership.

The Archive is open to readers by appointment only. To arrange a visit, please email Please note that the Archive is closed between 1 July - 30 September 2024.

View the University of London's Visitor Regulations

Building Closure Dates 2024/25

Summer bank holiday: closed Monday 26 August 2024

Christmas and New Year 2024/25: closed Monday 23 December 2024 - Wednesday 1 January 2025 inclusive