BFI Reuben Library FAQ

Frequently asked questions about using the library.

What are the library’s opening times?

The BFI Reuben Library is open from 10:30am until 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

Is the library open during holiday periods?

The library is closed over Christmas, Easter and on all other public holidays. Please also note that it is not open on Sundays.

Is there a charge for using the BFI Reuben Library?

No, the library is free to use and open to everyone.

I’d like to organise a group visit. How do I arrange this?

If you’re a school, college or other group that would like to make a study visit, please get in touch using this form. We do our best to fit in as many groups as possible, although space limitations mean we may not be able to accommodate every request.

I’m searching for a certain article or book. Is it available in the library?

You can search our collections before you visit. It lists all of our books and journals, theses, pamphlets, film distribution catalogues, annuals and directories.

Can I request materials (such as articles) before my visit?

If an article you are looking for is held by the library, you can complete an advance request form before your visit. You can ask for up to five items in advance.

Would the BFI Reuben Library be interested in a copy of my thesis?

We are always interested in obtaining theses, published books and articles to fill the gaps in our collection. Please get in touch for more information.

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    BFI Reuben Library

    We provide free access to a huge collection of books, journals and documents about the world of film and television.

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