UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Computing facilities

Facilities for UCL staff & students

UCL computers


There are 105 UCL computers which UCL staff & students can use. 


Eduroam wireless connection is available throughout the library for: UCL staff; students and members of participating higher education organisations.

Printing, photocopying & Scanning

The Library has Print@UCL facilities (Black and white/colour printing, photocopying and scanning to email).

Facilities for GOSH staff

GOSH computers


There are 7 computers in the library linked to the GOSH network. These are for GOSH staff only and require a GOSH account to login.  

Access to UCL electronic journals and databases

There are five computers, known as 'Explore Access Points', which GOSH members of the library can use to access the ejournals and databases which UCL subscribes to. 

 Over 40,000 full-text electronic journal titles are available, a significant proportion of which are medical and healthcare related. 

UCL's electronic books may also be accessed through the Explore Access Points. To see which ones are available search Explore, and limit the search to Library catalogue 

A number of databases and full-text e-resources (over and above those available via NHS OpenAthens) are also available for searching from the Explore Access Points, including: 

  • Best Practice
  • Biosis
  • Scopus
  • Social Policy and Practice
  • Web of Science

*Note: Users may save copies of documents to their own unencrypted USB storage device (devices using encrypted software cannot be used on Explore Access Point computers). Printing is not currently possible from the Explore Access Points.


Black and white/colour copying is available via a machine situated just outside the quiet reading room. Hospital staff can register and pay for copying using a cash loader.