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 £40 a year Close-Up members receive:
• 20% discount on cinema tickets for you and a guest
• 30% discount on all titles in the library
• Free access to our lending book library
• Discounted Cinema/Venue Hire rates
• 10% discount in the cafe and bar

You can subscribe to our membership here

Library Opening Hours:
12:00 - 21:00 every day


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.