Great Ormond Street ICH


About us


The Friends of the Children of Great Ormond Street Library provides information support and information skills  training for staff and students at the Institute of Child Health (ICH) and for staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

Opening hours

The library is staffed 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday.

ICH and GOSH card holders are granted out-of-hours access from 8am to 10.45pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 8.45pm at the weekend. 


Full membership is open to all staff of ICH and GOSH and to UCL staff and students and to students and visitors attached to the Institute and Hospital for a period of at least 3 months.

Visitors for less than 3 months are issued with ‘Reference only’ cards and are not entitled to borrow books.

ICH and UCL staff and students need their UCL ID badge in order to use the Library.

GOSH staff need to fill in a registration form  and show proof of address (i.e. driving licence, utility bill, bank statement) together with their GOSH photo-ID badge to join and then use the Library.

Library Membership forms 

Please print the form, fill it  in and bring it to the Library Enquiry Desk.

Disabled access & special requirements

There is currently no wheelchair access to the library. Library staff are able provide users with services outside of the library, such as book fetching or offsite training. Please contact us if you want to discuss this.

Library rules

The Library rules are displayed online and on the Library notice board.