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UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library

Opening hours
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

*Please note:
Entry to our building is restricted after 18:00. Please ensure that you arrive by 18:00.

Bank Holiday arrangements
  • Monday 25 August: Closed

Address and contact details
  • Address: Queen Square Library, UCL Institute of Neurology & the National Hospital, 1st Floor, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N, UK
  • Tel: 020 3448 4709 (Queen Square internal extension 84144)
  • Email: neurolibrary@ucl.ac.uk
  • Nearest tube stations: Russell Square (Piccadilly line); Holborn (Piccadilly & Central lines)
  • Library website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/library/
  • Library catagloue: UCL Explore: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/explore
  • Access to the library. Please see our opening hours. Note: items held in the Neurology Store must be requested in advance so please contact us before your visit.
Subject coverage and guides

The Queen Square Library (formerly called the Rockefeller Medical Library) is the recognised Library for Neurology within the University of London and supports the research, teaching and clinical work of the Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. The Library contains an important specialist neurology, neurosurgery and neuroscience collection, together with some general medical and biomedical literature.


The Library is on the 1st floor, 23 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG.

External visitors are admitted for reference only and will be asked to provide proof of identity and to sign the visitors book on arrival.

Disabled access

Access to the library space: access is via a short flight of stairs to the ground floor and then stairs or a lift to the 1st floor. A wheelchair lift is available to reach the ground floor but please contact us in advance to arrange for an operator to be available.

Computer access: one of the library's computer desk can be height-adjusted.

Staff assistance: Library staff are happy to help with arranging access to library materials; please contact the library.


For more information about our services please visit our website at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/library/

Photocopying & Printing

A black & white photocopier and a laser printer are available. Photocopying and printing is charged at 5p per A4 sheet and payment is by cash only. All users must comply with copyright regulations, details of which are displayed next to the machines.


Library staff are happy to help with enquiries, either in the library, by post, phone, fax or e-mail. Unfortunately, we are unable to deal with specific medical queries from members of the public though we do provide a list of neurological support groups and charitites.

IT & Multimedia Provision

The Queen Square Library offers computer workspaces for up to 8 users at a time. Each workspace offers access to two networks. The ION networked computers give access to university 'walk-in' databases and electronic journals for registered Library users, please ask at the library desk for login details. The UCLH networked computers give access to the UCLH desktop, accessible only for UCLH staff with a username & password. If you have a laptop which has been registered for access to the ION domain you can use an ION data point at each library desktop. The library is also has a wireless network (EduRoam) for staff & students of UCL.

Document Delivery and Inter Library Loan

Registered users from IoN and NHNN may apply for items to be borrowed or for copies of articles from other libraries. There is a charge made per request for this service.

Current Awareness and Literature Searches

Registered users from IoN and NHNN may sign up for these services. Current awareness bulletins provide a monthly update of new literature published in a chosen field. Literature searches provide a one-off search service conducted by library staff.


Registered users from IoN and NHNN may book onto one of our timetabled training sessions. The sessions cover a wide range topics, particularly relating to search skills. Online guides to the key medical databases are also available from our web site.

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