UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


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How to join the Library?

GOSH staff

GOSH staff can join by visiting the GOS ICH Library between 9.00 – 18.00, Monday – Friday. You will need to bring:

1)Your GOSH ID card*

2) Proof of your home address

Acceptable prove of home address is

1)Recent utility / council tax bill (no more than three months old)

2) Recent bank statement (no more than three months old)

3)Valid photocard driving licence

You will need to complete a short application form and an introduction to the Library will be provided. Application forms are available at the Library Enquiry Desk, or you can print and complete a form in advance of your visit.

Membership form – PDF

Reference access membership form (for staff with contract of less than 3 months) – PDF

If the end of your contract is less than three months from the date of application to join the Library, membership will be for reference use only and borrowing will not be possible.

Further, general membership information for NHS staff can be found on the UCL Library Services NHS Staff Membership  page.

* Please Note

During the summer of 2018 a new entry system, requiring a separate library card, is being phased in. Once the new entry system is in place, you will need to visit the GOS ICH Library Enquiry Desk to be issued with a new-style library photo card. The new card will be required for out-of-hours access to the Library and for access to other UCL libraries

GOSH staff with honorary contract 

GOSH staff with a UCL Honorary Contract are eligible to access the full range of UCL’s electronic library resources, including electronic journals, both on and off-site. Information about how to obtain an Honorary Contract is available on the SLMS website(under the heading ‘Honorary Appointments’).

Correspondence relating to Honorary Contracts should be addressed to Human Resources (GOS ICH):


Map: http://goo.gl/maps/0cVb


020 7905 2624

You will also need to collect a UCL ID card (to use your library account and for physical library access). This can be collected from UCL Security Systems, Andrew Huxley Building between 9.00 – 16.45:


020 7905 2630

Once confirmation of a UCL Honorary Contract is received, you should contact UCL’s Information Services Division to get an ISD computing account

Staff and students from UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health or from UCL Institute for Global Health

UCL staff and students are automatically registered for the Library.

Staff and students must:

1)Be properly registered with the appropriate central body (e.g. Registry for students, UCL HR for staff)

2) Have obtained a valid UCL ID card from UCL Security Services

3) Bring their valid UCL ID each time they visit

Other UCL and non-UCL users, including visitors to UCL departments and short course or taster students

Full membership of the UCL GOS ICH Library is open to all UCL degree-level students and full contract staff.

Further information about how to join the Library, including information for visitors, is available on the UCL Library Services Membership Services webpage.