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UCL Eastman Dental Library

The Library holds specialist collections in oral health sciences and provides services to staff and students of the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Eastman Dental Hospital (UCLH).

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News: relocation of the library

The Eastman Dental Hospital (UCLH NHS Foundation Trust) will relocate to the Trust's new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals in Huntley Street in autumn 2019. The UCL Eastman Dental Institute will also move, to the Rockerfeller Building nearby.

These changes will necessitate the relocation of the UCL Eastman Dental Library, with plans to incorporate the library within the UCL Cruciform Hub. Please read the UCL Library News pages for further information. 

What can you do now to prepare for these changes?

  • Try to borrow any books you think you might need during the closure period before Friday 16th August.
  • If you think you will need use of the Eastman Cluster Room after we close please make sure you register for access before 16th August. Come to the library desk and speak to staff to register.

Please ask: If you have a question that isn't answered in the FAQs below, please contact us at edi-library@ucl.ac.uk (only until 16th August 2019) or crucilibservices@ucl.ac.uk (from 17th August 2019 onwards).

Key dates

  • Friday 16th August at 20:00 - the UCL Easman Dental Library in its current location will close
  • Friday 30th August - last date to return books at Eastman using the book return point in the Eastman Cluster Room
  • Monday 2nd September - the UCL Eastman Dental Library book collection and Information Support services become available from the UCL Cruciform Hub

Eastman Dental Library move FAQs

How do I contact Eastman Dental Library staff from 16th August?

After closure all email enquiries should be sent to Library staff at the Cruciform Hub at crucilibservices@ucl.ac.uk. The Eastman Dental Library email address and telephone numbers will not continue. While the move is taking place in August staff will endeavour to respond to enquiries as quickly as possible.

How do I return books I've borrowed from the Eastman Dental Library once the Library is closed?

Until Friday 30th August, Eastman Dental Library books may be returned at the book return point in the Eastman Cluster Room, as well as to the Cruciform Hub or the book bin in the Cruciform Building.

From Monday 2nd September, all Eastman Library books should only be returned to the Cruciform Hub or the book bin in the Cruciform Building. There will be no facilities to allow book returned to the Eastman Dental Institute after this date.

Can I borrow Eastman Dental Library books between 16th August - 2nd September?

We regret that the Eastman Dental Library collection will be unavailable from 17th August - 1st September. From 2nd September the core collection of Eastman books will be available to borrow from the Cruciform Hub. Other titles will be available on request from the UCL Library Stores and available within one working day for collection from the Cruciform Hub.

If you think you will need a print book during the closure period please come and borrow it before Friday 16th August

Don't forget that many titles are also available as e-books accessed through the UCL Library catalogue.

What if I've reserved an Eastman book?

Reserved books awaiting collection must be borrowed by Friday 16th August. After the 16th August any reserved books will not be available to borrow until the core collection is available in the Cruciform Hub from the 2nd September.

Where do I collect and return my inter-library loans?

From 16th august users who normally collect their inter-library loans from the Eastman Dental Library should collect them from, and return loans to, the Cruciform Hub. Any uncollected items will be transferred from the Eastman Dental Library to the Cruciform Hub on the 16th August.

Where do I collect and return items from Store?

From 16th August Store items collected from the Eastman Dental Library should be returned to the Cruciform Hub. Any uncollected items will be transferred to the Cruciform Hub on 16th August.

What arrangements are being made for students doing Late Summer Assessments or Masters students writing up?

Computer facilities

The Eastman Cluster Room will remain available for daytime use to registered UCL users* up until 2 weeks before the Eastman Dental Institute moves. If you think you will need to use the Eastman Cluster Room after we close please make sure you register for access before 16th August. Come to the Eastman Dental Library desk and speak to staff to register.

*UCLH NHS staff and students should use the UCLH-networked computers in the Cruciform Hub.

Study spaces

There are many further study spaces you can access at other UCL Libraries less than 15 minutes walk away.

Print collection

Print collections will not be available while we carry out the move. Try to borrow any books you think you might need during the closure period before Friday 16th August.

What arrangements are being made for NHS staff and NHS students?

Membership, inductions and other support services for NHS staff and students will be offered by the Cruciform Hub from 17th August. Enquiries are welcome at any time, crucilibservices@ucl.ac.uk

UCLH-networked computers are also available in the Cruciform Hub.

What arrangements are being made for Information Skills support?

Staff and students from the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and the NHS Eastman Dental Hospital will continue to have dedicated qualified library staff to assist with information skills training including database searching, use of reference management software and clinical support for evidence based medicine.

Information skills staff will be conveniently based in the UCL Bloomsbury campus and can be contacted on crucilibservices@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Eastman Dental Library

Address and contact details (until 16th August 2019)

Location

The Library is on the ground floor of the Eastman Dental Hospital, about half way down the Gray's Inn Road. Enter through the Sussex Wing entrance from the hospital courtyard and the library can be found immediately on the right.

It is approximately a 10 minute walk from King's Cross or Russell Square Underground Stations. Buses 17, 45 and 46 stop outside the hospital and the 45 and 46 can be caught outside King's Cross Station.

Disabled Access

Disabled visitors should contact the library prior to their visit as special arrangements may need to be made for some users.

UCL Library Services also offers a range of other facilities for disabled users which are listed separately.

Membership

All full time UCL staff and students are automatically enrolled as members of the library. Most Eastman Dental Hospital staff and students are also eligible for full membership. Further details about membership requirements for other readers are available separately.

To ensure that your use of the library is as pleasant as possible please read the code of behaviour.

Finding Materials at the UCL Eastman Dental Library

The library catalogue (Explore) details items held by UCL Library Services. Advice and help with using Explore, including video guides, can be found on the Explore help pages, or ask a member of library staff for assistance.

Resources available in the library

Books

We currently hold about 3,200 books which are arranged using a classification system based on that of the dentistry section of the National Library of Medicine but broadened and modified to suit our users’ needs. They are located in the Main and Reading rooms. Most books are available on an 8 week loan but we have a some heavily used items on a 1 week or 3-day loan. Reference books can only be used in the library.

Journals

We have an extensive journal print archive located on the mezzanine floor in the reading room. Latest issues of current print journals are located on the racks in the main room by the library desk. All print journals are reference only. An extensive range of electronic journals can also be accessed by UCL staff and students with UCL computer accounts.

Visitors to the library can use the Explore Access Points to search resources and download articles where licenses permit.

Audiovisual material

A small collection of DVDs and CD ROMs are available for loan from the bookcase under the office window in the main room. Please take the case to the library desk to issue and return the disks as the self-service machine will not work with these items.

eBooks

UCL's collection of eBooks can be found via Explore. Please see our FAQs for more information.

Databases

UCL staff and students with UCL computer accounts can access an extensive number of databases. Visitors to the library can use the Explore Access Point computers to use those licenced for walk-in users. Select Biomedicine and Health from the drop down list for relevant databases.

Services

IT Facilities

  • 24 ISD UCL Desktop networked computers.
  • 4 UCL Library managed computers.
  • 6 UCLH networked computers (for NHS staff only).
  • 2 Explore Access Point computers with access to licensed UCL ejournals and databases for those without UCL computer accounts.
  • 4 scanners (for photographs, radiographs, slides and text), attached to PCs running Adobe Photoshop or Elements.
  • Wireless access to UCL resources is available to UCL users via eduroam and to the internet only for other registered library users via UCLGuest.

Library staff will be happy to troubleshoot when you experience a computing problem. However, ISD are responsible for the managed computers in the cluster room and we are not able to provide computer skills training. Staff and students of the UCL Eastman Dental Institute should go to UCL's Information Services Division for instructor led self-paced and video training courses as well as drop-in support.

Printing & photocopying

Users with a UCL ID card can print or photocopy in colour or black & white using the MFDs (muti-function devices). The colour MFD will not be available when the cluster room, where it is located, is being used for teaching. There is a black & white MFD in the main room.

NHS staff, society members and visitors are able to photocopy by creating a guest account using the cash loader in the downstairs photocopying room.

Pricing and further information is available separately.

Enquiries

Library staff are happy to help with queries regarding using the library, library resources, biomedical and health resources, and literature searching. Your enquiries can be submitted by email, phone (020 3456 1045) or in person in the library.

Training

Staff and students at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute or Eastman Dental Hospital may book a session with library staff who offer expert training and advice on information resources, particularly relating to database searching, bibliographic software and critical appraisal. We also provide a mediated searching service and assist with alerting services. 

Inter Library Loans

UCL staff, students and NHS staff can complete an online inter-library loan form when they need to borrow books and journal articles which are not available at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute Library.

  • Sign-in to our Explore service
  • Choose '...' from the top menu
  • Select 'INTER LIBRARY LOAN REQUEST' from the options which appear and complete the form

Further details and charges can be found on the Interlending & Document Supply webpage.

Green Impact

We are committed to supporting UCL's Green Impact initiative to help improve our library's environmental impact, support UCL's Sustainability Strategy and encourage staff and students to participate.

There is a range of activities we promote to tackle the challenges of sustainability and we were awarded the Green UCL's Excellence Award in September 2017. To find out more about our current and ongoing projects read our guide and follow us on Twitter @EastmanLibrary.