The Library

Our library catalogue of 19,000 films and books combined with our film programmes, makes Close-Up the most comprehensive independent film resource in London.

For £10 a month Close-Up members receive:
• Unlimited free rentals of films and books
• Up to 30% off Close-Up Cinema tickets
• 10% discount in our cafe and bar

You can subscribe to our membership here


Films / Books

The Library’s collection of over 19,000 titles specialises in early cinema, classics, world cinema, documentaries, experimental films, video art and independent films. The book catalogue ranges from film theory, criticism and practice to history, biography and periodicals.

Online Resources

To complement our library, Close-Up's online Archive includes the prestigious film journal Vertigo, thousands of entries related to cinema and the moving image ranging from film programmes, texts, videos, and audio documents.