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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.

You should carry your UCL student ID card at all times as it is also your Library card and you need it to enter all UCL libraries & study spaces, as well as to borrow, renew and reserve books and to scan, print and copy material.

Learn how our libraries work with our Getting Started web pages.

Read our guides on various topics.

Find books and more via Explore.

Meet your Subject Liaison Librarians, as they buy material for your courses and can help you with your research.

Access electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and subject databases from anywhere with an Internet connection by logging in with your normal UCL username and password.

Watch our Skills in Seconds films to learn more about services and resources.

Seek help from Library Staff by asking questions whenever you need to and keep up to date with news and information on Twitter @UCLLibraries.

Look for course materials via Reading Lists@UCL

Discover how to reference the work of others properly and avoid plagarism.

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