Sotheby's Institute of Art

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The library at SIA London

The SIA library in London currently holds over 22,000 titles and subscribes to 60 periodicals. The books can be checked out except for a small number of reference titles that may not leave the library. Core titles may be restricted to three day loan periods. The library keeps ten years of Sotheby's and Christie's auction sales catalogues. Periodicals and sales catalogues between five and ten years old are kept in storage and must be requested. There are four collections from storage per day.

Quiet study area and library facilities
There is a quiet study area on the top floor of the library. We ask that all phones are turned completely to silent in this area. There are three catalogue terminals in the library, two on the ground floor and one on the first.

Printing facilities
For wireless printing from your laptop please click here. Costs are debited from your PaperCut account at 5p per A4 page for black and white, 15p per A4 page for colour copies, 15p per A3 page for black and white and 50p per A3 page for colour copies.

Photocopying and scanning
We have two photocopiers available for student use at the cost of 5p per A4 page for black and white, 15p per A4 page for colour copies, 15p per A3 page for black and white and 50p per A3 page for colour copies. The copiers can send scans (for free) to a memory stick or email account. Copy cards can be topped up here.

library opening hours

until Sun 3 Sept
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat - Sun: closed

please note the following closure day:
Monday 28 August

Mon 4 Sept onwards
Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 1 - 6pm
Sun: closed




library@sia.edu

+44 (0) 207 462 3240

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