A reminder to all our users that the second bank holiday in May will soon be upon us and that the National Art Library will be closed for the weekend. We close at 18.30 on Friday 27th May, and will re-open at 10.00 on Tuesday 31st May. You can order your items ahead of your visit for when we re-open: advance orders received after 16:30 on the Friday will be available by 12 noon on the following Tuesday. For further details on ordering in advance, please see here.
The National Art Library
The National Art Library section brings you news about exciting new service developments, throws a spotlight on our collections, displays and research projects and provides information about electronic resources with ‘tips and wrinkles’ for making the most of them.
The National Art Library (NAL) is a reference library, open to all visitors. The collection covers the fine and decorative arts, design and art history and contains books, periodicals, auction sale catalogues, exhibition catalogues, electronic resources and other formats of material. Amongst the treasures are artists’ books, illustrated books, fine bindings and rare and unique manuscripts.