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Welcome to the UK’s largest open-access specialist dance collection.

Laban Library offers the largest and most varied open-access specialist research collection on dance and related subjects in the UK, covering many aspects of dance in a variety of formats and languages.


Quick links for students and staff

  • Contact the team at Laban Library and archive.
  • Search the Laban Library catalogue for online and physical resources available from the library, including books, journals, and video recordings. Log in with your TL username and password to renew and reserve books.
  • Use QuickSearch for Trinity Laban libraries’ electronic subscriptions and recommended free online resources along with the Laban Library catalogue. IT login required.
  • View programme reading lists on the Laban Library catalogue.
  • View class recordings, and student and professional performances on our video streaming site, eStream. IT login required.
  • FAQs for Trinity Laban students.
  • The Laban Library and Archive Moodle pages contain further information about the library and guides to research and using the library’s resources. IT login required.
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for Laban Library updates.

Laban Library opening times 

Summer Vacation opening times (10 July – 19 September 2021):

Mon  – Sun         11.00 – 15.00


Mon 26 – Tue 27 July

Sat 31 Jul – Tue 4 Aug

Sat 7 – Sun 8, Sat 14 – Sun 15, Sat 21 – Sun 22, Sat 28 – Mon 30 Aug

Mon 6 Sept

From September:

Mon                11.00 – 15.00

Tue – Thu        11.00 – 17.00

Fri – Sun         11.00 – 15.00


  • Use of booked study tables and shelf browsing
  • Reservation collections, loan returns and self-service book borrowing

Term opening starts 20 September

During Covid-19 period we are unable to permit access to Alumni, members of other institutions, Goldsmiths’ DMP students and other Visitors.
You can contact us by phone, email, Tawk.to live chat and Microsoft Teams.

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Find Us

You will find the Laban Library & Archive in the Laban Building at Creekside.


For further information, please email us or call +44 (0)20 8305 9333.