Answered By: James Blake
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017     Views: 70

Looking at material in the SIA library store


The SIA library keeps many books, past issues of journals, and dissertations in our storage area not accessible to students.


You can request items from store, and the library team will collect them for you 4 times per day, Monday to Friday.

Storage collection times

Monday- Friday

9.30, 11.30, 15.00, 16.30


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We keep some books in storage, as well as back issues of journals, Sotheby's and Christie's sales catalogues from the last 10 years, MA dissertations (including some from New York), and some MACA essays.


See the guide to past SIA dissertations for info about searching for, and requesting, these.

To find out how to locate sales catalogues at SIA and elsewhere, see the video below:

Any books which are kept in store will have the label STORE on their record in the library catalogue.


To see the list of journals we subscribe to in paper form (many of which are kept in store), click here.


Once you have located the item you want from storage, please fill in a Storage Request form:

These are kept next to the computers on the library ground floor.


Please fill in the title of the dissertation, essay or book, and the author. Please write down the dissertation number or the book's shelfmark (which are located on the left hand side of the item's record in the library catalogue). Add your name and the date.