Tate Library

The Tate Library and the resources, services and facilities it has to offer are available to support the exceptional teaching, learning and research of our students and staff.

The Tate Library contains 40,000 books in its main collection and subscribes to over 200 hard copy journals, many of which are also available in electronic format. There is a growing collection of online information related resources relating to film and media. The Library also holds a wide range of DVDs from film classic to key television series. International newspapers and periodicals are available, in addition, journals, and audio-visual materials, databases and electronic journals.

Substantial packages in business, including full text e-journals, are available to view both on and off campus. These incorporate a wide range of marketing reports (Mintel, Marketline, Euromonitor, and ISI Emerging Markets), financial reports (Bloomberg and Datastream) and business news (Reuters Business Insights, Emerald, European Business ASAP and JSTOR).

The Library offers a wide range of online resources including the AFI Catalogue, FIAF Index to Periodicals Plus and Film Index International. The Library team liaises closely with the academic staff to ensure that the resources support and enhance current academic programmes.

All students are offered a Library induction and information skills session. These can cover a basic introduction to resources or can involve one-to-one sessions focussed on in-depth individual research. Following the initial introduction, you are encouraged to request individual or group sessions with the academic liaison librarians. You can contact your programme academic at any time for specific enquiries or individual support.

The Tate Library offers dedicated spaces for laptop use and for group work, as well as a silent study area for independent learning. The bookable Group Study Room in the Library is available for collaborative activities such as the presentation preparation, or screening of audio-visual materials. Open-access computer rooms may be used for online and database training and laptops are available to borrow from the Library, which has wireless internet access. The Library is open during the evening and weekends as well as 24/7 during exam periods.

Opening Hours


09:00 - 23:00

Tuesday - Thursday 

08:30 - 23:00


09:00 - 21:00


10:00 - 18:00


10:00 - 23:00

Bank Holidays

10:00 - 17:00

Regent's University London and the library close over Christmas and New Year.

Electronic resources

Regent's staff and students have access to a wide range of online resources (login needed) including:

Business Source Complete
Datamonitor 360
Emerald management journals
Film indexes online
Passport GMID (Euromonitor)

Full list of databases available


A-Z list of e-journals (Regent's username and password is required for off-campus users)


Regent's University London library has access to thousands of e-books via the Dawsonera platform. Our staff and students can preview and request access to any of these titles free of charge.

Library catalogue and intranet

Access the library catalogue whether on or off-campus along with the Tate Library Intranet. Extranet access is available to Regent's students via login details.

Library contact details

For general enquiries, and to renew books:

Email: library@regents.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 7487 7449

To give us your feedback and comments on the Library service:

e-mail: libraryfeedback@regents.ac.uk

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Last updated: 11 August 2015

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