Mediatheque at BFI Southbank

The new BFI Southbank Mediatheque has reopened with thousands more titles and a fresh new look.

The Mediatheque is evolving, with constantly growing content, a completely new digital platform and new facilities.

A core part of the BFI 2022 strategy is to digitise the at risk’ material to save it and preserve it from degrading. As part of this programme and thanks to National Lottery funds, the content available on the new Mediatheque is constantly growing in both depth and breadth. Every week new material is added, including poster, publicity material, stills and other artefacts.

Whether you’re a researcher, film enthusiast or simply nostalgic for the telly of your childhood, the BFI Mediatheque is a unique place to come, watch and discover wonderfully curated treasures of British film and TV history.

The digital platform the new Mediatheque is using has also been completely redeveloped. After a user research phase, the BFI digital team has recreated the Mediatheque platform from scratch, having in mind the needs of its users as first priority. The focus has been on ease of use to allow a quicker access to the Collections of films and TV content created by curators. The search engine powering the service has also been enhanced allowing at the same time a deeper search and a quicker filtering of results.

Finally, to celebrate the launch of the new Mediatheque, the BFI Southbank is hosting the launch of the enhanced service with a full refurbishment of the space. New large high definition touchscreens and cinema seats have been installed to create the perfect environment for both casual users and researchers alike.

Education and community groups
Group bookings are offered between 10:30 and 17:00 on a Monday, where you will have exclusive use of the space, and between 10.30 to 12:00 Tuesday to Friday when we are also open to the general public, please call 020 7849 4481 for more information.

Opening times
Monday — Closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday to Sunday — 10:30 — 21:00

BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
South Bank
London SE1 8XT

Admission is free

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