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