UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Charges & items for sale

Please note we are currently unable to handle cash at Queen Square Library, visit the website for information about how to pay (scroll down to the section 'How do I pay my library fines and fees?').

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.

Document delivery - photocopies/scans & loans

Photocopy or scan of up to 50 pages; loan of items supplied by UCL libraries.£1
Photocopy or scan of up to 50 pages; loan of items supplied from other sources (e.g. British Library).£4
Renewal of British Library loans.£4
For other document delivery items, please contact the library for pricing. 

Printing in the Library

Charges for use of Print@UCL charges.

Visitor access to the library

Please see our Who can use the Library pages for further information about who may join the library. Any visitor who is not eligible to join, may pay a fee for temporary membership (from one day up to a year); this does not allow borrowing but does include access to the in-library Explore Access Points (EAPs) which offer access to items from UCL's online collections, where publisher licenses allow it. View the current charges for vsitor membership on the UCL Library Services website.

Books and other items for sale

Please note that we are not currently selling any items from the Queen Square Library.

Items previously for sale are listed below for information. Please contact neurolibrary@ucl.ac.uk if you would like to purchase any of these items.

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

Available to purchase online with all proceeds of sales going to the National Brain AppealAugust 2022 update: the book now sells for £35 (plus postage or free collection).


Postcards: 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.

Prints: we also have a small supply of a large print of Queen Square in 1787 an A4 size print of the Albany Wing in the 1880s.

Queen Square screening tools: the IoN Education team sell some additional items, including Queen Square Blue Book and Quen Square Green Book. Please contact ion.educationeam@ucl.ac.uk directly for further information, or view items on the UCL Online Store.