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BFI Reuben Library

In our library at BFI Southbank you can access a huge collection of books, journals and digitised material about the world of film, television and the moving image.

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The BFI Reuben Library is closed due to COVID-19, and we are unable to answer library enquiries during this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

The BFI Reuben Library
BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
South Bank
London SE1 8XT

The library collection spans the history of cinema. Our priority is comprehensive coverage of the moving image in Britain, but the collection is international in scope.

  • Search our collections for your choice of books, journals and other library materials.
  • Complete an advance request form for access to items which aren’t available in the Edwin Fox Foundation Reading Room.
  • For general enquires and planning your research, please get in touch using our contact form.

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30 — 19:00
Wednesday 10:30 — 19:00
Thursday 10:30 — 19:00
Friday 10:30 — 19:00
Saturday 10:30 — 19:00
Sunday Closed

We are closed on all public holidays.

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We would like to thank our generous supporters.

Principal funders
The Reuben Foundation

Major benefactors
The Edwin Fox Foundation
The Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation

Additional support
The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation

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