Holders of a valid UCL ID card or UCLH ID card can register at the Queen Square Library (UCLH staff should also provide proof of home address). Please see details of the services available to different users below.
Staff from NHS Trusts associated with UCL should register with the UCL library based at their home site and will then also be eligible to borrow from the Queen Square Library. All other users, including SCONUL members and UCL Alumni should register first with the UCL Library Services Membership Team and will then be eligible to use the Queen Square Library.
Access to Queen Square Library Services
|User Type||Borrowing||Interlibrary loans||Literature searches||Training||Access to eresources|
|ION staff||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES: UCL resources|
(see also services for ION Distance Learning students)
|YES||YES||NO (we cannot do your search, but you may contact us for advice)||YES||YES: UCL resources|
|UCL staff||YES||NO (but you may submit a request to your UCL 'home' library using Explore)||NO (but you may contact your 'home' subject librarian for advice)||YES||YES: UCL resources|
|UCL students||YES||NO (but you may submit a request to your UCL 'home' library using Explore)||NO (but you may contact your 'home' subject librarian for advice)||YES||YES: UCL resources|
|NHNN staff||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES: NHS resources + UCL walk-in service|
|Temporary NHNN staff (including students on placement with UCLH ID)||NO||NO||NO||NO||YES: UCL walk-in service|
|UCLH staff||YES||NO (please contact your home library)||NO (please contact your home library)||YES||YES: NHS resources + UCL walk-in service|
|Staff from Trusts associated with UCL||YES||NO (please contact your home library)||NO (please contact your home library)||NO (please contact your home library)||YES: NHS resources + UCL walk-in service|
|UCL Alumni (paying members)||YES||NO||NO||NO||YES: UCL walk-in service|
|Queen Square Alumnus Association members (more services)||NO||YES||NO||NO||YES: UCL walk-in service|
|External visitors (please also see further information for extrenal visitors)||NO||NO||NO||NO||YES: UCL walk-in service (a fee is required for visitors wishing to access the walk-in service, visit our charges page for details.)|
(More detailed information is available about access to UCL e-resources for different types of user.)
External visitors must provide proof of identity and show a need to use our specialised collections. Visitors are admitted for reference only and must sign the visitors book on arrival. Please note that visitors are expected to be largely self-sufficient in their use of the library; we are happy to offer a brief orientation and introduction to the library, but we cannot offer training or undertake any research on your behalf. A fee is required for visitors wishing to access to the walk-in service for e-resources; visit our charges page for details.
Please note we offer some additional services to UCL alumni and to members of the Queen Square Alumnus Association (further details are available on our Alumnus page).
Students on all of ION's courses are welcome to use the library facilities and we are keen to hear from distance learning students as well as those physically based here in Queen Square. The physical space and the print collections are available only to students who can visit the library in person as we are not able to offer a postal service but we are fortunate that UCL’s online collections are increasingly extensive. To borrow something, simply bring along your UCL ID card (contact the Education Team for more information about your UCL ID). We provide online support to help with Search Skills and EndNote using materials delivered via moodle. We can also set up a meeting (skype works well) to cover any questions that you might have about these topics. If you would like to schedule a meeting, we ask that you first work through the moodle materials and then please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. For EndNote, please note that the software can be accessed for free via the Desktop@UCL Anywhere service and you will find additional information about accessing the software by scrolling to the bottom of the EndNote support page.