Find out more about using our libraries and spaces, including online tours of some of our libraries and information about opening and study spaces.
Please note that information relating to using our physical library spaces is currently subject to change. At present you must book a study space in advance to use our libraries and use our Click and Collect service to request books. See the following links for up to date information:
- Service updates
- Library essentials for students and staff 2020-21
- Libraries and study spaces
- Opening hours
- Book a study space
- UCL Library Click and Collect Service
Please note that some resources on this page were created prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Self guided tours
Video: Getting Started
Find out more
- Which library should I use?
Art, Classics, Economics, English, History, Hebrew & Jewish Studies, Law, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Public Policy
Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geography, Library, Archive and Information Studies, Life Sciences, Management, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physics and Psychology
Architecture and Town Planning
You can also find the libraries using the general UCL maps.
Archaeology and Egyptology
General Clinical and Medical Sciences
Eastern, South-Eastern, and Central Europe, the Baltic States, Russia and the former Soviet Union
Collections of current and historical materials on education and related areas of social science.
- Where can I study?
- How do I borrow books?
A Click and Collect service is currently in operation.
The following information applies when our libraries are fully open and COVID-19 restrictions are not in place:
Your UCL ID card is also your Library Card and you'll need it to gain access to UCL libraries and borrow material at the library desks or using self service machines.
Search for books (see above) using Explore, our online search tool, and when you have found the location of a book, go to the shelf and take it to a self service machine to borrow it with your ID Card and your PIN which is 4 digits representing the day and month of your birthday (DDMM)..
There are fines for late returns so be careful to note due dates and check your account online regularly.
Video: Using self-service machines
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- Can I print, photocopy or scan in the library?
All libraries on the Bloomsbury campus have machines where you can print, photocopy and scan to your UCL email account by swiping your ID card. You receive £12 free credit per year for printing and photocopying. You can top up your credit with cash at machines in the library, or with a credit or debit card online.
More information on photocopying, printing and scanning is available.
Video: print @ UCL - Guide to printing, scanning and copying
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