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Library Services update 08/03/21

Library staff continue to work primarily remotely, however we have now resumed our Click and Collect service for students completing specific assessments. For further details see our Click and Collect page. We continue to provide a remote enquiry service, including Book a Librarian appointments. Scan and Deliver continues to run for students completing specific assignments.

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New Open Access Resources

We have added the Loss/Capture project to our Open Access resources. 2020 has brought the concepts of loss and capture into stark relief across space and time. Loss/Capture explore the rich and complex cultural experiences, contributions, and challenges of Black life across time and temporality. Link to Loss/Capture from the Open Access tab in Online Resources, under 'multi-format' resources. Image by Kiki Lechuga Dupont.

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Update 08/02/2021: Although Library staff continue to work for the most part remotely,  the Library has now resumed its Scan and deliver service. For further details see our Scan and deliver webpage. You can discover the Library’s growing digital collections, and those you can access through Senate House Library, on these web pages. We are also providing a remove enquiry service.

Welcome to the Courtauld Libraries. Through our services you have access to some of the finest art history resources in the UK, online and in print. We aim to offer you the best library experience possible, whatever and however you are studying. You can find more about our resources and services through these web pages but do contact us if there is anything we can do to help.  In addition to our webpages, our VLE Library Information page is an invaluable source of advice and information about core resources and features our new Subject Guides – curated information specifically designed to help with researching course topics.  Courtauld staff and students can also access Senate House Library’s vast print and digital collections.

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