Close-Up Library consists of a collection of over 20,000 films, books, digital media and online publications. Combined with our film programmes, our Library makes Close-Up the most comprehensive independent film resource in London.

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Physical Media

The Library’s collection of over 20,000 films 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.

Digital Media

The onsite digital resource includes thousands of films ranging from experimental cinema, artist moving image, animation, short films, early cinema and documentaries.

Online Media

The online Mediatheque 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.