University of the Arts London Library

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About the library

University of the Arts London consists of six colleges, each with their own library. Collections include over 500,000 printed items, including books, exhibition catalogues and number of archive collections. The Archives and Special Collection Centre, based at London College of Communication holds collections dedicated to renowned graphic artists, filmmakers and designers, including the archives of Stanley Kubrick, Tom Eckersley and Her Noise.

Other material held or available includes over 17,000 electronic books, 60,000 electronic journals, and almost 200 online databases.

Our constituent colleges are: Camberwell College of Arts (offering courses in design and fine art), Central Saint Martins (a world-famous arts and design college), Chelsea College of Arts (with a focus on curating, fine art, graphic design communication, textile, product and interior design), London College of Communication (a pioneering world leader in creative communications education), London College of Fashion (a world leader in fashion design, media and business education) and Wimbledon College of Arts (which offers a range of performance courses).

The local library catalogue is available online.

University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

Camberwell College of Arts Library: LO/C23; policy code:G2

Central St Martins College Library: LO/C43; policy code: G

Chelsea College of Arts Library: LO/C44; policy code: G

London College of Communication Library: LO/C32; policy code: G2

London College of Fashion Library: LO/C38; policy code: G4

Wimbledon College of Art Library: LO/C86; policy code: G2

For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.


Browse all of University of the Arts London Library records in Library Hub Discover here.