BFI Reuben Library

Our library at BFI Southbank is available to everyone, free of charge. It contains a huge collection of books, journals and digitised material about the world of film, television and the moving image. Our priority is comprehensive coverage of the UK, but the collection is international in scope.

BFI Reuben Library Photograph by Morten Odding

Temporary and Christmas closures

The library will close at 3pm on Wednesday 6 December for a private event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The library will close for the Christmas period at 7pm on Friday 22 December. We will re-open at 11am on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

We would like to thank our generous supporters.

Principal funders
The Reuben Foundation

Major benefactors
The Edwin Fox Foundation

Additional support
The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation