Sculpture Research Library

The Henry Moore Institute is now open.

We are delighted to reopen our Galleries with two new exhibitions, Portable Sculpture and Rafael Pérez Evans: Handful, along with our Research Library and Archive of Sculptors' Papers.

Book your visit

In order to stay Covid-19 safe and allow for social distancing, we are limiting visitor numbers and are asking all visitors to book tickets in advance. If you have not booked in advance you may be asked to wait for a short time until there is space.

You will need to book separate tickets for visiting the Galleries, Research Library and Archive.

Tickets are free. You can find out more about booking here, see the new measures we've put in place to keep you safe during your visit, or use the link below to book your visit now:

Click here to book your visit online with Art Tickets

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.