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The UCL Ear Institute and Action on Hearing Loss Libraries at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in Gray’s Inn Road are now closed, and will not re-open in their current location.

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The UCL Ear Institute and Action on Hearing Loss Libraries at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in Gray’s Inn Road were due to close on Friday 21st August 2020, necessitated by the Hospital’s relocation within UCLH. Due to the current circumstances and the resultant early closure of the Hospital building, the libraries will not re-open in this location. Full details... 

More information about successor arrangements is available in the FAQs below.

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FAQs

Where are the RNID rare books and archive collections? Can I consult them?

The RNID rare books and archives have been transferred to UCL Special Collections

Special Collections is part of UCL Library Services, and its mission is to collect, preserve and make available archives, rare books, records and manuscripts to support the research and teaching of UCL. The department also carries out an extensive programme of teaching, events, exhibitions and outreach to engage UCL staff and students and external audiences with the collections.

Access to these rare materials is provided through specialised cataloguing, on-line access to catalogues and guides, dedicated enquiry services, invigilated reading rooms, digitisation services and publication advice.

You can contact us to book a space in the Special Collections reading room and look at the materials. Please see the Visiting Us webpage for more information. Access is free of charge and open to all. Our Reader Services team will be happy to help you with any enquiries you may have about opening hours or the collections.

Where are the audiology books? Can I consult them?

The audiology books to support teaching are primarily held in the UCL Language and Speech Science (LaSS) Library. Please check the UCL Library Services website for information on how to access our collections. The LaSS Library will continue to add to the audiology collection in the future. Please email lib-lass@ucl.ac.uk if you have any questions or comments. 

Where are the ENT clinical books? Can I consult them?

The ENT clinical books are primarily held in the UCL Cruciform Hub, which holds collections across all clinical specialties. Please check the UCL Library Services website for information on how to access our collections. The Cruciform Hub will continue to add to the ENT collection in the future. Please email crucilibservices@ucl.ac.uk if you have any questions or comments. 

Where are the materials not relocated to Special Collections, the LaSS Library or the Cruciform Hub?

The materials not relocated to Special Collections, the LaSS Library or the Cruciform Hub are held in the UCL Stores and can be accessed via our Stores service. 

Library access for RNID staff and external researchers. 

Registered members of UCL Library Services may access the RNID collections held at the Cruciform and LaSS libraries and the UCL Store.

  • RNID staff are entitled to free reference membership.
  • External researchers/members of the public – a membership charge applies.

Reference members may also access electronic resources via the dedicated Explore Access Points located in the UCL libraries.

Please visit the UCL Library Services membership webpages for more information.

Please see the question "Where are the RNID rare books and archive collections? Can I consult them?" for more details on access to the RNID rare books and archives.

Support available for audiology students. 

Enquiry support is available through the LaSS Library - please contact lib-lass@ucl.ac.uk. The Cruciform Hub is able to provide group information skills sessions as part of a taught course, as required - please contact crucilibservices@ucl.ac.uk.   

Where is the home library for healthcare staff and students at the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals (UCLH)?

The home library for healthcare staff and students at the University College Hospital campus, including the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals (UCLH), is the UCL Cruciform Hub in Gower Street, providing a range of facilities and tailored clinical support services.