UCL Library Services


UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library

The Queen Square Library is a shared resource between the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH).


Study spaces

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23 Queen Square

Address and contact details

Subject coverage and guides

The Queen Square Library (formerly called the Rockefeller Medical Library) is the recognised Library for Neurology within the University of London and supports the research, teaching and clinical work of the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. The Library contains an important specialist neurology, neurosurgery and neuroscience collection, together with some general medical and biomedical literature.

The Queen Square Library also houses the Queen Square Archives. You can explore catalogued items and digitised versions of some the archives on the Queen Square Archives website.

Disabled access

Access to the library space

Access is via a short flight of stairs to the ground floor and then stairs or a lift to the 1st floor. A wheelchair lift is available to reach the ground floor but please contact us in advance to arrange for an operator to be available

Staff assistance

Library staff are happy to help with arranging access to library materials; please contact the library.


Further information about our services is on our website.

Admissions / Who can use the library

Staff and students of UCL and staff of UCLH may register to borrow and those based in Queen Square will be 'home users'. Users from NHS Trusts with which UCL has a Service Level Agreement may also register to borrow. External visitors are admitted for reference only and will be asked to provide proof of identity and to sign the visitors book on arrival.

Photocopying & Printing

A photocopier (colour / black & white) and a printer (black & white only) are available. Please note that Print@UCL services are not available in the Queen Square Library; printing and photocopying charges are payable by cash only. A scanner (colour / black & white) is available with scanning to USB stick only. All users must comply with copyright regulations, details of which are displayed next to the machines.


We are happy to help with enquiries, either in the library, by post, phone or e-mail. Unfortunately, we are unable to deal with specific medical queries from members of the public. However, Library staff have compiled and maintain a Patient Support Resource, a listing of support groups and charities for various neurological conditions.

Computers in the library

  • Computers: we offer workspaces for up to 9 users at a time, each space offers access to two networks. ION networked computers give access to university 'walk-in' databases and electronic journals for registered Library users, please ask at the library desk for login details. UCLH networked computers give access to the UCLH desktop, accessible only for UCLH staff in possession of a UCLH username & password. UCL users wishing to access Desktop@UCL services should refer to the list of UCL cluster rooms
  • Wifi: if you have your own laptop or other wifi-enabled device, the library offers EduRoam wifi for staff & students of UCL and UCL Guest wifi for visitors registered with UCL.
  • Explore Access Point (EAP): the library has one EAP to provide visitors access to UCL Library Services Explore service.

Document Delivery

Registered users from IoN and NHNN may apply for items to be borrowed or for copies of articles from other libraries via the Inter Library Loan service. There is a charge made per request for this service.

Current Awareness & Literature Searches

Registered users from IoN and NHNN may sign up for these services. The Current Awareness service provides a monthly update of new literature published in a chosen field. The Literature Search service offers staff a one-off search conducted by library staff (please note that library cannot undertake literature searching for students).


Registered users from UCL and UCLH may book onto training sessions offered by the Library;  please visit our training calendar for details; Guides are also available on our website.