The Friends of the Children of Great Ormond Street Library
houses an important specialist paediatric collection which supports the research,
teaching and clinical work of the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street
The Library is located on the second floor of the Institute
of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street. External visitors should report to the Institute's
main reception desk.
Directions to the Institute of Child Health:
Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras stations are all only 15
minutes’ walk from the hospital. You can get to ICH from other mainline
stations by tube or bus.
The two nearest stations to ICH are Russell Square (Piccadilly
line) and Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines). Neither station has
disabled access, as they have steps leading to the platforms.
Various buses come within 15 minutes’ walk of the hospital,
including route numbers 7, 8, 17, 19, 25, 38, 45, 46, 55, 59, 68, 91,
168, 188, 242, 243 and 521.
The ICH Library is closed during College closure periods and on Bank Holidays. Staff and postgraduate students who are members of the library and who work at ICH or GOSH can obtain access to the library at any time during the normal ICH opening hours, which are currently Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 22:45.
Bank Holiday arrangements
Monday 27 May: Closed (normal out of hours reference arrangements apply, see above)
Copy cards for personal use are available from the Library at a cost of £2
and £5. Both include 50p for the reusable card that can be re-credited
by library staff. Please note these cards will only work in our photocopiers.