On-site academic resources

We strive to ensure that the facilities and services we offer are continually developed and maintained to support your needs. The resources described here are reinforced by the remarkable facilities, events and opportunities on offer in the wider London community.

UCL Library


The UCL School of Pharmacy library

With over two million books and subscriptions to over 12,000 journals in a combinations of electronic and print formats, UCL Library Services provides access to a vast range of resources across all degree subjects. Facilities include a main library and 15 specialist libraries, with valuable and historic material housed in Special Collections.

UCL Museums & Collections

UCL's diverse range of museums and collections hold a wealth of objects, artworks, specimens and images which form a resource of international importance available for academic research purposes. In addition, some collections are open to the public for general interest and enjoyment. The collections comprise:

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Furthermore, the UCL Library Special Collections hold archives, rare books and significant manuscripts. UCL also houses the UK's only Regional Planetary Image Facility, containing NASA images and data, returned from space missions.

Further information is available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/museums.

Events, lectures and exhibitions

UCL offers a thriving and dynamic academic community, with events, lectures and exhibitions taking place all year round, enabling you to gain insight into the diverse topics being investigated across the university.

UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture series provide an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at UCL, in bite sized chunks. Speakers are drawn from across the university, and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications. All lectures are free, require no pre-booking, and are open to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

Further information about UCL Events is available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/events.

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education

Material Culture Lab - discussing aboriginal spear throwers

Material Culture Lab - discussing aboriginal spear throwers

The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) offers excellent facilities for language learning and professional purposes, or for enjoyment.

Evening courses in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Latin, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Welsh are offered. 

You can support your learning through the use of the Self-Access Centre, equipped with an online library of films and TV documentaries, a language laboratory, computer-assisted learning, resource books, journals and newspapers.

Further information is available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/clie.