Every year the National Art Library closes its doors for ten days to carry out a stocktaking exercise. The focus of the stocktake is always on ensuring the on-going security and preservation of the collection, and making sure it is stored in the most efficient way. We also take the opportunity to carry out any repairs or upgrades to the reading rooms and to refresh the reference collection without having to work around or disturb our readers! The Library re-opens at 10am on Tuesday 30th August and we will update you shortly after with news of the projects that have taken place.
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.