Its collections include over 115,000 books and monographs, 175,000 recent and historic exhibition catalogues, over 10,000 artists’ books, zines and serials, 3,000 print and online journals, printed ephemera, audio and video recordings, as well as microfilm and microfiche collections and half a million press cuttings.

Collection overview

Special collections

Search, browse or visit

You can search or browse for items in the Tate Library collections using the online catalogue. Please note that some of our holdings – such as microfiche and microfilm, or auction house catalogues – are not recorded in the catalogue.

The Library Reading Room in Tate Britain is free to use and open to all. To book a visit or ask about collection items email