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UCL Ear Institute and Action on Hearing Loss Libraries closure, August 2020

27 January 2020

The UCL Ear Institute and Action on Hearing Loss Libraries, currently based at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in Gray’s Inn Road, will be closing on Friday 21st August 2020, necessitated by the Hospital’s relocation within UCLH.

Exterior of the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

From September 2020, the UCL Cruciform Hub will lead on library provision for UCL Ear Institute staff and students, including information skills support delivered by the training team. 

The Cruciform Hub is also the home library for healthcare staff and students at the University College Hospital campus, providing a range of facilities and tailored clinical support services. 

Detailed plans are being prepared for the rehousing of the collections from both libraries. Important clinical and teaching material will be retained on open shelves at the Cruciform and Language & Speech Sciences Libraries respectively. The rare book and archive collections owned by Action on Hearing Loss will be transferred to the stewardship of UCL Special Collections, and will remain available for consultation by members of UCL, UCLH and the wider public.  Further information will be shared in the coming weeks as plans develop. In the meantime, please send any questions or comments to Anna Di Iorio at a.diiorio@ucl.ac.uk.