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Disruption to SFX service and e-journals, Wednesday 3rd May 09:00 – 12:00

Our SFX service (e-journal and e-book linking) and our electronic-journals lists will be disrupted for short intermittent periods between 09:00 - 12:00 on Wednesday 3rd May. Unfortunately this is part of a large-scale ISD datacentre migration project and disruption is unavoidable. More...

Published: Apr 28, 2017 4:38:58 PM

Share the space

Share the space

In response to user feedback, we'll be piloting a new scheme in several of our libraries to help make it fairer for users who are waiting for a study space. More...

Published: Apr 11, 2017 11:40:00 AM

24/7 opening

24/7 library opening from 25 March

From Saturday 25 March UCL Main and Science libraries and the Cruciform Hub will be extending their opening hours over weekends, so that you can use the study spaces 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More...

Published: Mar 15, 2017 3:02:00 PM

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Study space in the Main and Science Libraries

We are aware that readers may currently be finding it difficult to find somewhere to sit and study in the Main and Science libraries. We are doing our best to find ways to help you find a desk. We walk round the libraries regularly monitoring the situation and are currently working on a number of ways to help – watch this space. More...

Published: Mar 15, 2017 2:54:06 PM

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Change in loan limit for UCL staff

We regularly review our library service provision to staff, students and external visitors. One aspect of the service which was reviewed via a benchmarking exercise during the latter part of last year was the loan allowance for all library users. Library Committee agreed in December 2015 that the loan limit for staff at UCL will be set at 40 items from 1 September 2016. This change maintains a generous limit for staff, whilst balancing this against the need to manage the Library’s print stock and ensure that it is available for users at the point of need. We have been individually contacting staff who currently have more than 40 items on loan and will be agreeing specific arrangements with them. More...

Published: Aug 31, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Medical students

UCL's biomedical libraries support clinical practice, education and research at UCL’s affiliated NHS Trusts as part of our Service Level Agreement. Membership of the libraries is open to all staff of our affiliated Trusts.

The libraries provide study space, access to extensive biomedical and health collections, and training and support. We also collaborate closely with libraries at District General Hospitals to facilitate access to resources for medical students whilst they are on clinical placement.

We continue to develop our support to healthcare through our Library Services Strategy and have played a key role in the NHS-HE Forum,
which works to develop connections between NHS and Higher Education networks
and systems. Visit the NHS-HE Forum and Connectivity Project webpages for the most recent news and information. 

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