The Main Library is located on the 1st floor of the Wilkins Building.
The easiest way to reach it is to enter the main UCL site via the Gower Street entrance, walk around the left hand side of the central portico and enter the door at the top of the ramp. Once inside, turn left and go through the door at the end of the small corridor. The library entrance and reception desk are to the right, adjacent to the Octagon.
Most floors and collections are now accessible from the lift installed next to the Library's main entrance. There are, however, a few parts of certain collections that remain difficult to access due to the nature of the Main Library buildings. For details of which collections are involved and how to make arrangements to over come any difficulties, please see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/disabil.shtml or contact the Library's Disabled Users' Officer, Matthew Reynolds or phone 020 7679 7110.
During weekends and evening periods we are open principally to offer a books loans service and to handle related queries. Enquiries of a more complex nature or regarding other services may need to be referred to staff who work office hours: see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/help.shtml for details.
In addition, the Library does not manage general computing, which is instead the responsibility of the Information Systems Division. Their Service Desk's opening hours, plus further information, may be found at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/common/servicedesk
Bank holiday arrangements during 24 hour opening
Monday 27 May: Reading Rooms open 08:45-22:30, Issue Desk open 11:00-18:00
Copy credit is added to the card in units of 20p to an amount
of your choice (£50 maximum) and under the new service printing costs
break down to
5p per sheet of A4 (40p for colour).
Four combined DVD players (2 with VIDEO facilities) are available in the viewing room (including Region 1 and Blueray options) which can be accessed just to the right of the Reference
Room; headphones are available for use within the room. Many DVD's are available from the Issue Desk room.
The Main Library has an Information Systems cluster room with 10 workstations; it is situated just
beyond the Flaxman Gallery, on the left hand side behind the photocopiers. There are also a few workstations in the Hebrew and Jewish Studies section on the 2nd floor located straight ahead as you reach the top of the main entrance stairway. Also see Student Computer Workroom Information Pages or ask library staff.