The Image Collection is kept with our Art and Design collection at the Francis Close Hall Library; it provides images for study and teaching and holds nearly 35,000 slides, together with a selection of images on CD-ROM from the Courtauld collection.
The Image Collection focuses on reproductions of art works and photographs from the 11th Century to the present day, but also covers a wide range of Design History subjects too, including: Architecture, ancient and traditional cultures, Ceramics, Costume, Social history, Furniture, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior design, Textiles and Photography.
Each slide is individually listed on the Library catalogue (OPAC) — search under ‘Locations and Collections’ and restrict your search by ticking the box for ‘Images’ at the bottom half of the screen. The collection is then organised by subject, date and artist name and stored in slide cabinets which can be found in:
QU014 - Art and Design Room 5
QU014 - where Journals are situated
QU015 - next to the Edit Suite, opposite Teaching Resources
Access and Borrowing
All items are available for loan to students, staff and members. Access is available during normal Library Hours.
Students - 200 slides; 3 week loan
Members - 200 slides; 3 week loan
Associate members - 200 slides; 3 week loan
Staff - 500 slides; 3 week loan
Digital image CD-ROMs - 1 week loan
Please place any slides which you wish to borrow into one of the protective BLUE labeled boxes (located on the top of the cabinets) and take them to the Library Service Desk for issuing or returning.
Renewals can be made by phone, or by using the Library catalogue - where you can also place holds (reservation) on up to 20 Slide items that are on loan to other users.
NB: The Collection is covered by copyright and may be used for educational purposes only:
any copying of the images is illegal.
For enquiries regarding the Image Collection please contact David Thompson, (Subject Librarian: Arts and Media): firstname.lastname@example.org / 01242 714907