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UCL Bartlett Library

Bartlett Library
Opening hours
Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday Closed
Monday 09:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 19:00
Thursday 09:30 - 19:00
Friday 09:30 - 19:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday 09:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 19:00
Thursday 09:30 - 19:00
Friday 09:30 - 19:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Please note:
The UCL Bartlett Library opens at 10:00 on the first Thursday of each month.

UCL Bartlett Library moving to Central House, 26 July

As part of the refurbishment of Wates House, the UCL Bartlett Library will close in Wates House on Friday, 25 July and re-open in Central House on Monday, 04 August. More...

Library closed, Friday 11 July

Owing to our library staff conference, the library will be closed on Friday 11 July.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Address and contact details
  • Address: 5th Floor, Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H 0QB
  • Tel: 020 7679 4900 (internal: x 24900)
  • Fax: 020 7679 7373
  • Nearest Tube: Euston, Warren Street, Goodge Street, Euston Square
Subject coverage and guides

The Bartlett Library houses collections relating to the following subject areas:

For a detailed guide to the Library's provision of either subject click on the relevant link above.


The Library is located on the fifth floor of Wates House. Wates House itself is situated opposite UCL Union on Gordon Street, close to the junction with Euston Road. The entrance to the building is down the walkway which runs past the bicycle racks. External visitors should report to the reception desk in the foyer. Once through the turnstile take the lift to the 5th floor, turn left and walk through the double doors.

For a detailed map of the area click here.

Disabled access

Wheelchair access to the Library is available via the main lifts. We also offer a range of other facilities for users with disabilities which are listed separately.



There are two black and white photocopiers available for use in the Library. These are supplemented by a photocopy card dispenser and re-charger machine.

Cards can be used in the majority of the UCL family of libraries and retail at £1 each: this represents the cost of the card. Copy credit may then be added in units of 20p to an amount of your choice (£50 maximum) and under the new service printing costs break down to 5p per sheet of A4.

Transparencies for use in the photocopier machines are availabe from the Bartlett Issue Desk - cost 10p per transparency.

IT & Audiovisual Provision

The Library offers:

  • Three Explore Access Points
  • One database machine providing access to web based resources such as the RIBA catalogue and Construction & Building Abstracts (CBA)
  • Four Cluster machines providing access to all Library Services internet resources and facilities for watching DVDs

Visitors to UCL may also access electronic journals on a machine dedicated to "walk-in" use.

The Library is RoamNet enabled, allowing wireless access to the UCL network for registered users.

Inter Library Loans

The Bartlett Library participates in the centralised inter library loans service.

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