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Explore the Library

- Get familiar with your new second home

We look forward to welcoming you as you start studying at UCL. As a world-class library, we are dedicated to ensuring that each interaction with our services meets your expectations. We continually develop our services and collections to meet your needs, whether you are visiting one of our libraries or accessing our services remotely. UCL Library Services provide books, journals and a range of services to support all subjects taught at UCL. Once you have enrolled on your programme of study you are automatically registered with UCL Library Services.

Your UCL student ID card is also your Library card; as soon as you have it, you can visit all UCL libraries. However, you will not be able to borrow until the day after you obtain your UCL student ID card as your record needs to be updated overnight.

Please carry your UCL student ID card with you at all times as you will need it to enter all UCL libraries. 

Your UCL student ID Card allows you to enter all UCL libraries to borrow books, to log into My Account, and to renew and reserve books with the number below the barcode on the back of your UCL student ID card and your PIN. Your UCL student ID card also allows you to print, scan and copy via Print@UCL and you are given £12 of printing credit at the beginning of the academic year which can be topped up online or in person at the top-up kiosk.

Opening times for all UCL libraries can be found on the UCL Library Services website. You can also keep up to date with Library news and information on Twitter @UCLLibraries.

You should meet the Librarian responsible for your subject on a tour arranged by your department. If you are unable to attend the tour you can work through the Getting Started web page and ask Library Staff for help whenever you need it.

You will also find lots of information about resources for your subject in Subject Guides and Leaflets, and training sessions may be arranged via your department.

You can find books and more via Explore. You can also view a series of short films introducing print and online resources available from UCL Library Services on the UCL Library Services website.

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