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Royal Free Medical Library
Opening hours
  Ground floor (entrance area) Upper floor (TESA & quiet study)
Monday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Thursday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00 11:00 - 17:00
  Ground floor (entrance area) Upper floor (TESA & quiet study)
Monday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Thursday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed
  Ground floor (entrance area) Upper floor (TESA & quiet study)
Monday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Thursday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 22:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed Closed

Address and contact details
News

Royal Free Medical Library: new extended opening hours, including Sundays, April to end of July 2014

Starting Sunday 6 April 2014, the Royal Free Medical Library will be operating the following opening hours, to end of July 2014:

Monday-Friday 09:00-22:00
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 11:00-17:00

All regular staffed library services will be available during these opening hours, including during the new Sunday opening hours.

Subject coverage and guides

The Medical Library holds information on clinical medicine, medical science, nursing, allied health professions and health.

Location

The Library is located on the ground floor of the Royal Free Hospital

For a detailed map of the area click here.

Disabled access

The ground floor of the library is fully wheelchair accessible. The mezzanine floor is accessible via the fire exit, please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Services

Admission

The Library is accessible to all UCL photocard holders and all Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust personnel. If you are not a registered member, please ask for a membership form at the issue desk. More detailed information is available on our local Membership webpage.

Books and borrowing

The main book collection is available on the ground floor, all books can be found on Explore, UCL Library Services’ one-stop access point to printed and electronic resources. For details on borrowing renewing and reserving books, please see our local Borrowing webpage.

Journals

Print journals are available for reference only. Search Explore for details of our journal holdings. A complete list of journal holdings and a list of journals currently received in the Medical Library are available from our Print collections webpage.

All issues from the current year are found on the ground floor of the library and are arranged alphabetically by title. The latest issue is kept on display on the front of the shelves. Lift the shelves to access previous issues from the current year. Older issues are kept in the library's basement E-learning Zone and can be requested from the Issue Desk.

The library also subscribes to a large number of titles in electronic format. Please see our electronic journals webpage for more information.

Theses

Theses are all kept in the UCL Library Services Stores and can be found on Explore, by searching for either the author or the subject. If you wish to consult a thesis you need to place a request using the Stores Service. Theses are for reference only and cannot be borrowed.

Electronic resources

Computers in the library provide access to all UCL electronic databases, books and journals to all UCL staff and students. Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust staff can obtain access to all NHS electronic databases, books and journals. All registered users can access a variety of medical databases such as Medline, Embase, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library. All users also have access to a wide range of electronic journals. Ask at the issue desk if you would like help accessing these resources.

Five PCs dedicated to accessing library resources are available on the ground floor, giving registered library users access to electronic journals, databases and elearning resources.. and one colour pho

Photocopying

There is one photocopier available on the ground floor of the Library, which copies in black and white or colour and uses UCL's photocopy cards. Machines for buying and recharging cards are available next to the photocopiers. See our local photocopying webpage for more details.

IT & Audiovisual Provision

Most of the Library’s computers are accessible by both NHS and UCL users. Some PCs are available on the ground floor, but most are situated in the Training & Electronic Study Area (TESA) on the first floor and the E-learning Zone in the basement. The TESA contains 40 PCs connected to black and white laser printers. The E-learning Zone (ELZ) contains 20 PCs, with priority for users of e-learning packages. If you wish to use computers in a quiet area, the Quiet Electronic Study Area (QESA) is available through the Quiet Study Area on the 1st floor. The QESA has 4 UCL Medical School PCs and 4 NHS PCs.

Please note that the TESA and E-learning Zone can be closed for training purposes; a weekly diary showing training times is posted on the doors to the rooms. A separate IT cluster room is available to Royal Free Campus and UCL staff and students on the Lower Ground floor of the hospital, next to the CCS Helpdesk. Please see our local Computing facilities webpage for more information.

The Medical Library holds a variety of videos, CDs and DVDs which can be viewed in the library or checked out on your library card..

We have a public scanner that can used be used by registered members of the library. This is situated near the photocopier.

Inter Library Loans

Members of the library may apply for items to be borrowed or for copies of articles from other libraries via the Inter Library Loans service. UCL and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust staff and students will be charged £3 per article or per book requested. Urgent items, theses or patent costs vary, please ask at the issue desk for information.

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