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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.

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, 23 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, sustainability & Green activities

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. Here are a few things we've been up to:

  • we ask our library users to help - switching off desk lights and using our water fountain to refill your water bottles. Please let us know if you have any more ideas and see the library's Green noticeboard for more details of the scheme.
  • we promote wider sustainability issues across UCL - why not visit the UCL Green Impact site, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources site and have a look at UCL's Biodiversity Action Plan.
  • we promote events at UCL on our noticeboards and via twitter, from gardening to bike workshops, Global Citizenship to bird walks.
  • we try to recycle wherever possible in conjunction with the Queen Square Division Waste Recycling Project (who provide our waste services, 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: use the clear bin liner for recyclables (including paper, cardboard, newspapers, cans and packaging), use the black bin liner for non-recyclables (including food waste or food-contaminated waste) but please remember - no eating in the library & only covered drinks please!
  • we recycle batteries and stamps - you can hand them in at the library desk (stamps are donated to the RNIB).
  • we link to other locally-provided 'Green' services, for example Camden's on-street recycling facilities (view a map) and other regional green activities.

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.