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Accessing and Using the Library

A guide to visiting, finding library collections, using the photocopiers and printing, and how to contact us

Library admissions

The Library and Photographic Collection are open, without charge, to anyone engaged in research or genuinely interested in the objects of the Warburg Institute.

 Category of Reader

 Documents needed

 School of Advanced Study staff,   fellows and students

 Valid SAS card

 Academic staff at UK   universities and from abroad

 Valid staff card (and photographic ID, if your card does not include a photo).  

 Your card must indicate clearly that you are academic staff. If it doesn't, please also bring a letter from your   department confirming your status.

 Professional staff of public   museums, libraries, galleries or   any form of public   administration

 Valid staff card (and photographic ID, if your card does not include a photo).  

 Your card must indicate clearly that you are professional staff. If it doesn't, please also bring a letter from your   institution confirming your status.

 PhD/MPhil students at UK   universities and from abroad

 Valid student card (and photographic ID, if your card does not include a photo).  

 Your card must indicate clearly that you are a research student. If it doesn't, please also bring a letter from   your department confirming your status.

 MA students at UK universities*   and visiting postgraduates from   abroad

 Valid student card (and photographic ID, if your card does not include a photo)

 Letter of recommendation from an academic referee indicating need to consult research material held in the   Library

 Undergraduates at UK   universities* and from abroad

 Valid student card (and photographic ID, if your card does not include a photo)

 Letter of recommendation from an academic referee indicating need to consult research material held in the   Library and length of access required (NB: undergraduates are normally only issued with temporary tickets)

 Private scholars

 Photographic ID (such as passport, driving licence, national ID card, British Library card)

 Letter of recommendation from an academic referee indicating need to consult research material held in the   Library, or apply to the Librarian by email requesting permission to use the Library, stating your specific   research needs (NB: private scholars may only be issued with temporary tickets, depending on needs)

 Commercial researchers (e.g.   working for an auction house,   publisher, TV company)

 Valid staff card (and photographic ID, if your card does not include a photo).  

 Letter from your place of work indicating need to consult research material held in the Library (NB:commercial   researchers are normally only issued with temporary tickets).

 

Please note that admission is not normally given to students on non-university courses, students on diploma courses, or extramural students; they can, however, apply to the Librarian if they need to consult specific material held in the Library.

*University of London teachers wishing to arrange access for MA or specialist undergraduate classes should email the Librarian at the beginning of the academic term, indicating needs and length of access required, and providing a list of students.