Please note: the library will be closed on Saturday 21 May due to a venue hire.
We will also be closed Thursday 2 to Monday 6 June for the bank holiday weekend. We reopen at 11am on Tuesday 7 June.
Visiting the library
How to find the library, access information and request materials in advance.Find out more
Search the collections
Search our database of the films, TV, images, scripts, books and journals we hold.Search the collections
Digital library on demand service
Request scans of book chapters or journal articles if you can't visit in person.Make a request
Library reading room
The Edwin Fox Foundation Reading Room is open to anyone – from BFI Southbank cinemagoers to researchers.Find out more
We host a range of talks and events throughout the year.Explore the Library events programme
Biographies and research interests of the BFI Reuben Library team.Find out more
Our acquisition and donations policies, and our commitments to helping visitors and researchers.Find out more
We would like to thank our generous supporters.
The Reuben Foundation
The Edwin Fox Foundation
The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation