- expert staff to help you get the most from UCL's resources
- inspiring spaces for learning (individually and in groups)
- a vast and rich collection of books, e-resources and journals
- access to UCL Special Collections with treasures from UCL's history at the forefront of scientific research
- a place to come together and share expertise
The specialist tools we've developed in bibliometrics and data management are helping researchers to exploit data as it becomes available at UCL and supporting UCL researchers to demonstrate the impact of their work.
Last year we had more than three million visits to our libraries, including visits from UCL staff and students, NHS staff and the general public. We also engage staff, students and external audiences through academic teaching sessions, exhibitions, special events, community and school links and social media.
The events of 2020 have had a huge impact on many aspects of society and universities are no different. This Annual Report outlines how, despite the many challenges, UCL Library Services rose magnificently to the occasion.
Highlights from 2020's Annual Report
Click and Collect
926 people used our Click and Collect service, ordering 1,711 books.
- During the lockdown, we increased access to over 270,000 e-books and other types of resource.
- We purchased over 500 e-books in response to your requests.
- We acquired 30 new databases to support home study.
Physical visits to our libraries and study spaces
From the reopening in June 2020, to the end of August, we had 10,000 physical visits to our libraries and study spaces.
National Student Survey 2020
- 88.5% of respondents agreed "The library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported my learning well".
- 90.1% agreed "I have been able to access course-specific resources when I needed to".
LibrarySkills@UCL guide in 2020
There were 56,637 views for all pages in our LibrarySkills@UCL guide between September 2019 and August 2020.