Library Services


Stay hydrated on campus

21 June 2024

Find the closest water fountain to you in our libraries and study spaces.

Student staying hydrated with a reusable water bottle and coffee cup while working in the Donaldson Reading Room.

It’s important to stay hydrated, especially during hot weather. We encourage you to use refillable water bottles. This helps reduce the amount of single-use plastic on campus and can save you money in the long run. 

UCL is committed to making free drinking water accessible for students and staff. A number of our libraries have water fountains either within the space itself or just by the entrance. These will be signposted in the buildings. You can also ask library staff for directions for the nearest water fountain. 

Find a water fountain 

Cruciform Hub 

There are two water fountains in the Hub, one near the library entrance, the other by the café. 

UCL East Library (Marshgate) 

There are signposted water fountains throughout the building. The nearest to the library is in the Student Refectory next door. 

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library 

2nd floor of building, in the corridor before library entrance. 

Institute of Archaeology Library 

5th floor of building, before Library Entrance. 

Institute of Orthopaedics Library 

Water cooler inside library entrance. 

IOE Library 

Level 4 in Library. 

Language & Speech Science Library 

Drinking water available in the student kitchen on the ground floor of Chandler House. 

Main Library 

2nd floor, at the end of the history corridor. 

Queen Square Library 

1st floor, in the library. 

Royal Free Hospital Medical Library - New 

Inside the library entrance. 

Science Library 

2nd floor, opposite Management collection. 

School of Pharmacy Library 

In the refectory on the ground floor of the building. 

Special Collections Reading Rooms in South Cloisters 

Just outside the entrance. Please note you will need to leave any water bottles with your belongings in the lockers provided. 

SSEES Library 

Lower ground floor by the disabled toilet. 

Student Centre 

Cold water fountains on levels B2, B1, and 1. There is also a hot and cold fountain on level 3 in the Café area.