UCL Institute of Neurology


Using the Library

The Queen Square Library is the recognised Library for Neurology in the University of London and is a shared resource between the UCL Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. The Library contains an important collection of specialist neurology, neurosurgery and neuroscience books and journals, together with some general medical and biomedical literature. Please check our list of who can use the library before your visit.

Download our printable Library Guide [pdf], explore our Prezi tour, or view our Library video below.

The Library also features in a number of other videos.

Please see our latest Annual Report for an overview of our activities.

Opening Hours

Normal opening hours:

  • Mon -- 09.00-19.00
  • Tue -- 09.00-19.00
  • Wed -- 09.00-19.00
  • Thu -- 09.00-19.00
  • Fri -- 09.00-19.00
  • Sat -- closed
  • Sun -- closed

Please note that access to the building is restricted after 6pm; please arrive before 6pm for guaranteed entry.

Changes to opening hours:

Occasionally we have to make changes to our opening hours, sometimes at short notice. Details will be posted here and you can also follow us on twitter for updates.

Bank Holiday opening hours

  • Friday 28th April: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Monday 1st May: Closed
  • Friday 26th May: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Monday 29th May: Closed

Disabled access

Access to the library space is via a short flight of stairs to the ground floor and then stairs or a lift to the 1st floor. A wheelchair lift is available to reach the ground floor but please contact us in advance to arrange for an operator to be available. Library staff are happy to help with arranging access to library materials; please contact the library.

Contacting the Library & Location

  • Address: Queen Square Library, UCL Institute of Neurology & the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG
  • Internal post: Box 74
  • Telephone: external 020 3448 4709 | internal from IoN 84144 | internal from NHNN 26 84144
  • Email: neurolibrary@ucl.ac.uk
  • Queen Square Library on facebook
  • @neurolib on twitter

How to find the Library

  • Map of the area

As the library is in central London, parking can be difficult. It is recommended that you use public transport to visit us if possible - check the Transport for London Route Planner and view UCL cycling information.

Library Staff

Staff July 2016

From left: Kate Brunskill (Deputy Librarian), Sarah Lawson (Head of Queen Square Library), Sandra Bamborough (Information Assistant), Rossana Rizzo (Information Assistant).

Recycling and sustainability in the Library

Green Impact platinum

The Queen Square Library is part of UCL's Green Impact scheme and we try to avoid creating waste, to recycle as much as possible and to act in a sustainable manner.

We encourage our library users to help - just a couple of ideas would be to switch off desk lights when you leave and to use our water fountain to refill your water bottles.

Please let us know if you have any Green Impact ideas for us and see the library noticeboards for more details of the scheme.

There's further information on wider sustainability issues on the UCL Green Impact resources page and UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources website.

There's lots of other ways you can get involved in Sustainability at UCL, from gardening to bike workshops, Global Citizenship to bird walks.

Our recycling services are provided by the Queen Square Division Waste Recycling Project (managed by UCLH). We have centralised our waste bins so that we can recycle more effectively, you will find two types of bin at the entrance to the library:

  • a bin with a clear bin liner: for recyclables including paper, cardboard, newspapers, cans and packaging.
  • a bin with a black bin liner: for non-recyclables including food waste or food-contaminated waste. Please remember that you must not eat in the library and only covered drinks are allowed.

We also recycle batteries and stamps, please hand them in at the library desk (stamps are donated to the RNIB). On-street recycling units for other recyclables are provided in the local area by Camden, visit the website for a map and more details.

You can also browse green services available near you

Lost property

Lost property will be held for 6 weeks from when found. Where an item has identifying marks, we will attempt to contact the owner. Failing this, we will donate any items to charity after being unclaimed for 6 weeks.