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Printed collections


Please arrange to borrow, reserve or renew books at the Issue Desk or over the telephone (ext. 33202) before 22:00 on weekdays or 17:00 on Saturdays. Please use the red book return box in the corridor outside Lecture Theatre 1 when the Library is closed.

See the borrowing pages for more information on books available at the library.


Search the library catalogue for details of our journal holdings. A complete list of journal holdings and a list of journals currently received in the Medical Library can be downloaded in PDF format or are available from the Issue Desk.

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 store and can be requested from the Issue Desk.

Journals are reference only and so cannot be removed from the library. Photocopying and scanning facilities are available if you wish to copy any articles or colour plates.

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


UCL Library normally holds copies of Ph.D. and M.Phil. theses completed at UCL. These can be searched for via the library catalogue. The Royal Free Medical School theses, formerly kept at the Royal Free Medical Library, are now located at Wickford Store. Theses can be requested from the store for reference only access in the Medical Library via the store request form.

More details about finding theses in UCL libraries and elsewhere can be found on the UCL Library Services website.

STEPS collection

The Service Training and Education Programme for Staff (STEPS) Collection includes teaching and learning resources available to all NHS staff in the dedicated educational resource area of the Royal Free Medical Library. The collection includes books on Health and Social Care, Health Management, Business & Administration, Team Leadership, Customer Service, Study Skills, Career Development, Medical Careers and many other topics.

For more information about the STEPS collection, please contact Paola Stillone.

Reference materials
The reference section is situated on the ground floor and includes bibliographies, data books, dictionaries, directories, guides to research and scientific writing, grants registers etc. Reference materials cannot be borrowed.

Audiovisual resources

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. These items are included in UCL’s library catalogue.
The library has two televisions with integrated videos available in the TESA on the first floor. These MUST be used with headphones which are available from the library issue desk.



This page last modified 8 February, 2013 by Medical Library, Royal Free Hospital


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