The Library

Our library catalogue of 19,000 films and books combined with our regular screenings and on-site video booth, makes Close-Up the most comprehensive independent film resource in London.

For £10 per month or £100 per year (2 months FREE!) Close-Up members receive:
• FREE unlimited access to films and books
• Discounted admission to all our film screenings
• One guest membership card


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 reviews.

Video Booth

Our onsite video booth facilitate even further access to our resources for students, lecturers and film enthusiasts alike who do not live near our library or need to browse through films for their research. You can now come at the library and use the video booth from 12 - 10pm every day of the week!

Online Resources

To complement our library, Close-Up's online Archives 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.