Library Services


Open for students this exam period: extra space available to support revision

4 April 2019

Main Quad to be exclusively for study; Library opening hours extended; Students’ Union to run the Garden Room Chill Out Zone.

Extended opening during exam period

The Main Quad teaching block has been transformed into study areas for all UCL students from this first week of April until the end of May, providing 150 extra study spaces every weekday.

Pop-Up Library builds on initiatives in 2017 and 2018, which secured temporary additional study space throughout exams.

Look out for the Pop-Up Library campaign, which will help you make best use of the study space available, signposting available space, directing you to lesser used libraries and reinforcing the community values of UCL Library Services’ ongoing ‘Share the Space’ campaign.

Main Quad Pop-Up Library: open 9am-7pm on weekdays from 1st April

The Main Quad teaching block has been reserved exclusively for study, giving you access to more study spaces from 1 April 2019 until near the end of the main exam period on 31 May. The spaces, which are open from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, are managed by UCL Library Services.

Find a free study space

To check where there are free seats on campus, check availability on the UCL Go! app or on our available study space webpage.

Lower Refectory to open 24/7 for study

The Lower Refectory will remain open as a learning space twenty four hours a day, seven days a week from the same date (even while Sodexo aren't serving). This provides an extra 300 spaces and will be managed by UCL Security from 9pm to 7am each weekday and from 9pm Friday until 7am Monday.

From 9pm on Fridays UCL Security will open Lower Refectory and then close the Pop-Up Library spaces.

Cruciform Hub, Main, Science, SSEES and IOE Libraries opening hours extended

In addition, from 25 March until 31 May many of our larger libraries are open 24 hours per day to all UCL students; and IOE Library will open from Monday 8.30am until Saturday 9pm, Sunday 11am-9pm.

For full details see our opening hours.

Student Centre open 24/7

The Student Centre, with more than 1,000 study spaces, is open all day every day.

Garden Room

Once again, Students’ Union UCL will create a Chill Out Zone in the Garden Room, a strictly stress-free space complete with soothing music and massage chairs and a programme of events. Weekdays 11-4pm.