UCL Institute of Neurology


Computers in the Library

Computer spaces

The Library has nine computer spaces each offering access (for registered users only) to two networks:

  • UCL/ION network - offering walk-in access to databases and electronic journals. Please ask at the desk for log-in details and read the notes about your responsibilities and privacy below*.
  • UCLH network - log on using your usual UCLH log in details. The UCLH network is for UCLH staff only and offers account holders access to the internet, Trust email, the clinical workstation, Word, Excel, etc. Trust staff are reminded to log off after use.


*Use of the UCL/ION shared computers. Your responsibilities and privacy.

Your login details for the shared computers in the Queen Square Library do not give you access to a personal space. You must not download or install software onto the shared computers and you must take care of your privacy. Please note:

  • Do not store files: any documents or other files you store on the shared computers will be visible to subsequent users and may be deleted.
  • Do not leave websites logged in: if you forget to log out, your profiles and content may be visible to subsequent users (e.g. your emails).
  • Chrome profiles: Chrome profiles are visible to subsequent users even if you log out. Other users’ web activity will also be registered to your Chrome account. We recommend that you do not log into Chrome on the shared computers. If you need to, you can remove your profile via the Settings menu (click the icon with three horizontal lines, choose Settings and hover over your profile in the People area, using the X to remove it).

In addition, the library has one Explore Access Point (EAP) which offers public access to UCL Library Services' Explore service. There are some electronic resources you will not be able to access because of licensing restrictions unless you are a UCL member. More information about the EAP service is available.

Wifi access

UCL povides a Wifi network called Eduroam and an Eduroam point is available in the Queen Square Library as well as at other locations throughout the College. The eduroam network is available throughout the world to users from participating organisations.

  • UCL staff and students - you may use your UCL userid and password to log on to eduroam. See help with connecting to eduroam
  • Staff and students from other universities - you may connect to eduroam if [1] your home institution participates in eduroam and [2] you have already set up access at your home institution before arriving at UCL. For further details visit the eduroam website.
  • NHS staff
    - NHS staff who are registered with the Queen Square Library we can set up access for you to the UCL Guest wifi (from a maximum of two devices and for a maximum of two weeks). Please ask at the library desk for details. NB: this service gives you access to the internet but does not provide access to UCL electronic journals and databases.
    - UCLH staff can also access a UCLH-provided Staff Wifi. Please check insight for access details (this wifi is not currently available inside the Queen Square Library and library staff cannot set up the access for you).
  • NHS patients and visitors - UCLH is currently rolling out a Guest Wifi for patients and their visitors. This is not available in the Queen Square Library but is available in the hospital building.
  • UCL visitors - UCLGuest is provided for visitors to UCL but access cannot be set up by library staff - view more information about setting up access for UCL visitors.

Access to ejournals via eduroam

Please note: the UCL ISD department have informed us that non-UCL users of eduroam will not be able to access UCL restricted services (including ejournals). This includes NHS users, UCLGuest users and eduroam users from other universities. UCL users of eduroam will be able to access UCL restricted services.