UCL Institute of Neurology



Our Library services  are listed below. More information about Library services available to different groups of users is available..

Document Delivery

We can obtain items for ION staff and students and NHNN staff from a range of other libraries. There is a charge for this service. Alternatively, users may wish to visit other libraries in the vicinity in person, we are close to the British Library, a range of other UCL libraries which hold clinical and research collections. 

Literature Searches

We can undertake one-off searches for ION and NHNN staff to identify articles published in your topic area after an initial meeting with you where you would supply details of keywords and any required search limits. Please contact the Library to make an appointment. Note: as we do not have the capacity to undertake all your searches, this service is aimed at infrequent searchers and we also offer training to those who search more frequently, to enable you to undertake successful searches on your own behalf (see below).

Other Services


We offer training and advice on a range of topics but with a focus on searching bibliographic databases. Regular bookable training sessions are run each week. We can also arrange to run focused group sessions either in your department or, for small groups, in the library. Self-service guides to using key databases are also available.

Printing, photocopying & scanning

  • A laser printer is available - black & white only.
  • A photocopier / scanner is available - offering both black & white and colour.

Users must comply with copyright regulations, details of which are displayed next to the machines. Photocopying and printing charges are payable by cash only.


We are happy to help with your enquiries, either in the Library, by post, phone or e-mail. Library staff have wide ranging experience and expertise, particularly in databases, electronic information, publishing, database searching, reference enquiries and binding. Unfortunately, we are unable to deal with specific medical queries from members of the public. As an alternative, Library staff have compiled and maintain a list of Patient Support Links, which gives details of over 150 neurological support groups and charities.