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Facilities

Located in the heart of London, UCL offers you the best in academic and cultural life both within and beyond the university.

Facilities

We strive to ensure that the 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

With over two million books and subscriptions to over 12,000 journals in a combination 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

Petrie Museum

UCL's diverse range of museums and collections hold a wealth of objects, artworks, specimens and images, forming 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
Grant Museum of Zoology
Art Museum
Galton Collection
Institute of Archaeology Collections
Geology Collections
Ethnography Collections
Science Collections
Materials Library

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.

Events, lectures and exhibitions

UCL offers a thriving and dynamic academic community, with events, lectures and exhibitions taking place all year round, including our popular Lunch Hour Lecture series which provides an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at UCL, in bite sized chunks. A guide to all the events taking place at UCL can be found on our events page.

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education

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.