Sculpture Research Library

In response to the government’s current Covid-19 guidelines, the Henry Moore Institute will be closed until further notice.

As long as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, we will reopen our Galleries, Research Library and Archive of Sculptors’ Papers for our next exhibition, Portable Sculpture, from 5 February.

What's in the collections?

With more than 27,000 books, exhibition catalogues, journals and audio-visual items, the library is an outstanding resource for the study of sculpture. You can browse the shelves, access online resources or explore our unique collection of sound recordings and films of Institute events. Our holdings on British sculpture are particularly strong and attract international scholars and artists working in the field.

We welcome readers to explore this unique reference resource, learn about the history of sculpture or explore the expanded field of contemporary sculpture.