The National Art Library opening times are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 10.00 – 17.30, Friday: 10.00 – 18.30.
Accessing the National Art Library catalogues using a Z39.50 server
The National Art Library's Online Catalogue is available via a web interface and a Z39.50 server. Z39.50 is an international standard that enables computers and databases in different libraries to communicate with each other, regardless of the hardware and software in use in each library. This page gives some technical information for users wishing to search the catalogue using the Z39.50 method.
National Art Library heritage project
Access to the Library's collections was transformed with the completion of the National Art Library Heritage Project at the end of 2003. With the help of a grant of £958,400 from the UK's Heritage Lottery Fund, the NAL was able to transfer details of all its historic material to the Library Catalogue.
National Art Library
Monday: CLOSED | Tuesday: 10.00 - 17.30 | Wednesday: 10.00 - 17.30 | Thursday: 10.00 - 17.30 | Friday: 10.00 – 18.30 | Saturday: 10.00 - 17.30 | Sunday: CLOSED. The National Art Library is a major public reference library of fine and decorative arts of many countries and periods. Please visit the About the National Art Library page for planned closures.