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Enquiries in person

Readers working in the National Art Library can seek help and advice in using the Library's resources, including the Library Catalogue, databases and the National Art Library Collections. Please ask at the Enquiry Desk or the Counter.

Online enquiries and enquiries by letter

Library staff can provide information on:

We aim to answer enquiries as quickly as possible although you should allow up to 10 working days for a reply (up to 20 working days for Freedom of Information requests). We will spend up to 30 minutes researching each enquiry.

Contact details

Information Services Section
National Art Library
Word & Image Department
Victoria and Albert Museum
London SW7 2RL

Contact us online

The Library is unable to take enquiries by telephone.

For full information about our photocopying and photography services see Copying Services.

National Art Library opening times

The National Art Library opening times are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 10.00 – 17.30 and Friday: 10.00 – 18.30.  It is closed on Mondays and Sundays.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.