Good news from our colleagues in the library at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

Resources in the Iniva library        Zines in the Iniva Library

Starting from Saturday, 21st October, Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library will be open on Saturdays between 12pm-6pm, with thanks to funding from Cockayne Grants for the Arts and match funding from Arts Council England Catalyst Evolve scheme.

We hope that opening our doors on Saturday will achieve greater access, giving researchers and students an extra day to browse, study and discover. Whether you’d like to spend a Saturday exploring Iniva’s visual art library on your own, researching as part of a group, or attending a workshop, do drop in and see what we have to offer. We would also love to hear what you think.

The Stuart Hall Library is home to a wide variety of exhibition catalogues, books, magazines, journals and zines which cover contemporary visual art practice and research. The collection engages with a range of intersectional and political topics, focusing on race, class and gender, and artists of African, Asian and Latin American heritage. 

The collection includes rare journals important to the UK Black Arts movement, a growing collection of contemporary artist and activist zines, and many artists’ films and interviews on DVD that you can watch in the library.

If you have any access requirements please get in touch at