General enquiries



Photographic Collection


Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10.00am – 8.00pm

Friday: 10.00am – 6.00pm

During Phase 3 of the Warburg Renaissance building project (September 2023-Spring 2024), the Institute is not open on Saturdays. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

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. Please email to organise your visit.

View the University of London's Visitor Regulations

Building Closure Dates 2023/24

Christmas and New Year: closed Monday 25 December 2023 - Monday 1 January 2024 inclusive

Easter: closed Thursday 28 March - Tuesday 2 April 2024 inclusive

Early May bank holiday: closed Monday 6 May 2024

Spring bank holiday: closed Monday 27 May 2024

Summer bank holiday: closed Monday 26 August 2024