Our collection of over 5000 photobooks has been personally selected by Martin Parr. Although primarily dedicated to works from the British Isles, the library also contains noteworthy projects by international photographers working in Britain, and some of the best photobooks from around the world.

The library is open one day a week. Priority booking is given to members of the Foundation. Contact us at to book either an early (10-1pm) or late (2-5pm) session from the dates available below.

*While our library is currently closed due to the Coronavirus, members can explore the back catalogue of our artist talks, filmed at the MPF over the previous 3 years.  Every fortnight during lockdown we revisit a talk online. See the list of previous speakers here.*