UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Charges & items for sale

Please see UCL Library Services page for latest information

Please note we are currently unable to handle cash at Queen Square Library. Please see the UCL Library website (under How to Pay) for information on how to pay fines and other charges. 

Overdue & Lost book charges

Queen Square Library books may be borrowed for 1 week or 8 weeks and the charges for late return or lost books are as follows.

Loan typeCharge 
8 weeks20p per day
1 week30p per day
Lost or damaged (in print)Full replacement cost for each book for which an invoice is raised.
Lost or damaged (out of print)£70 or full replacement costs (whichever is greater) for each book for which an invoice is raised.

Charges for books with different loan types (from other UCL libraries) are listed on the UCL Library Services borrowing & managing your account webpage. 

Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan charges

There may be a charge for this service - please contact us for further information. If a fee is payable prices vary depending on the urgency of the request and the type of material requested. They are based upon the charges levied by the British Library Document Supply Centre. Please note that this service is restricted to eligible users, for more information see our services matrix.

Photocopies & loans

Photocopy (up to 50 pages) or loan (for items which can be supplied by UCL libraries)£1
Photocopy (up to 50 pages) or loan (for items supplied from other sources)£4
Renewal of British Library loans£4


PhD Thesis, UK - see here for British Library EThOS informationcontact library
MSc Thesis (from student's home library, if obtainable) contact library

Items not held in the UK

Photocopies (worldwide search from British Library)contact library
Loans (worldwide search from British Library)contact library

Printing in the Library

Print@UCL - separate charges are applicable for use of the Print@UCL multi-functional devicePrint@UCL charges

Reference users access to UCL e-access points

Visitors who are not eligible to register for borrowing access and who wish to access UCL e-resources via the UCL e-access points must register as a Reference user and pay to join the library: £7.00 per person per day, £20.00 per person per week or £30.00 per person per month. Please see our Who can use the Library pages for further information.

Books and other items for sale

We are currently unable to cash payments. We are therefore unable to sell items in Queen Square Library

Please see below for titles and prices. We also occasionally have surplus duplicate books for sale which are displayed in the library. For more information about all merchandise sales, please contact neurolibrary@ucl.ac.uk. Please note: we can only accept cash payments in the Library.

history book cover

Queen Square: A History of the National Hospital and its Institute of Neurology

a definitive history of both The National Hospital and the Institute from 1860 to 1997, authored by Simon Shorvon, Alastair Compston, Andrew Lees, Michael Clark, and Martin Rossor.

Available to purchase online with all proceeds of sales going to the National Brain Appeal.

The book is over 550 pages in length and includes over 120 photos and images, along with biographies of many deceased former members of staff.


February 2021 update: the book now sells for £49 including postage.

We’re delighted to be able to offer a discounted rate of £44 for staff at UCLH and UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology staff and students. To claim this discount, please email info@nationalbrainappeal.org

The Library has other books for sale on the history of Queen Square and the National Hospital, including John Hughlings Jackson: The Father of English Neurology (1998) by Macdonald & Eileen Critchley . We also have a small supply of Embroidered Minds of the Morris Women by Leslie Forbes

Postcards and prints

We have a set of five postcards featuring images from Queen Square Archives, sold in Queen Square Library in aid of the National Brain Appeal.

We also have a small supply of two large prints of Queen Square in 1787 and a National Hospital architects drawing from 1883 and one A4 size print of the Albany Wing in the 1880s

Queen Square ties and Queen Square screening tools
The IoN Education team sell additional items, including Queen Square Ties and Queen Square Blue and Green books. Please contact ion.educationeam@ucl.ac.uk for further information or go to the UCL Online Store.