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UCL Institute of Archaeology Library

Institute of Archaeology Building
Opening hours
Monday 09:30 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 21:00
Thursday 09:30 - 21:00
Friday 09:30 - 21:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Monday 09:30 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 21:00
Thursday 09:30 - 21:00
Friday 09:30 - 21:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Please note:
  • Issue Desk services open at 10:00 on the last Friday of each month.
  • The 5th floor Institute of Archaeology cluster will close 15 minutes before the library closes.

Address and contact details
  • Address: 5th Floor, Institute Of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PY
  • Tel: 020 7679 4788 (internal: x 24788)
  • Fax: 020 7679 7373
  • Nearest Tube: Euston, Warren Street, Goodge Street, Euston Square
Subject coverage and guides

The Institute of Archaeology Library houses collections relating to the following subject areas:


The Library is located on the fifth floor of the Institute of Archaeology building on the North (Euston Road) end numbers 31-34 of Gordon Square.The entrance to the building faces the square. External visitors should take the lift (or stairs) and report to the Library on the fifth floor. The Library's entry system requires them to supply details of their status before they may be admitted to use the Library. UK and foreign academics are admitted without charge as are higher degree students. Undergraduates from other UK universities are admitted free of charge in vacation periods.

For a detailed map of the area click here.

Disabled access

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



There are three black and white photocopiers and one colour photocopier available for use in the Library. These are supplemented by a photocopy card dispenser and a card re-charger.

Cards can be used in the majority of the UCL family of libraries and retail at £1 each. Copy credit is added in units of 20p to an amount of your choice (£50 maximum), printing costs break down to 5p per sheet of A4, or 10p per sheet of A3.

IT & Audiovisual Provision

There are four eUCLid online catalogue terminals, two in the main Reading Room and 2 in the first of the side Reading Rooms.

Video playback facilities are also available, along with a microfiche reader.

Inter Library Loans

The InstituteLibrary participates in the centralised inter library loans service for UCL staff and students

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