Libraries and study spaces

Construction works near Main Library until early 2016

Please note that Main Library users may experience noise disturbances in reading rooms from works taking place on the UCL Wilkins Terrace project.

Current disruption information

Current disruptions

Over the next couple of weeks there will be works taking place on the Wilkins Terrace site breaking up and removing screed, during the strip out of the UCL Lower Refectory. Concrete stairs in the area will also be removed. To minimise noise disruption to the Main Library, and other UCL buildings, work that may cause significant noise will take place in the morning before 08:30.

Piling and excavation of the ground tunnel are now complete. The groundworks phase of the project is now nearing completion and there will be some movement of equipment and machinery as it is taken off site.

Working hours on site will be between 06:00 and 19:00, with significant noisy works before 08:30.

Construction phase

Advance notice - Construction phase of the Wilkins Terrace project is to begin in July 2015

Studying at other UCL libraries

Your UCL ID card provides access to study at any of UCL’s libraries. Many of the library sites are only a few minutes walk away from the Main library, and are unaffected by the construction works.

Noise cancelling Headphones

For the duration of the works noise cancelling headphones can be borrowed from the Main Library Short Loan Collection, using your library account.

UCL Senate House Hub opens

To meet the need for quiet study space during the examination period, a new UCL Hub at Senate House has opened for student study.

Where can I study?

  • There are designated areas for different uses in all of our libraries
  • The UCL Main and Science Libraries have zones for quiet study or collaboration
  • We also manage a number of bookable study spaces and learning spaces
  • There are hundreds of quiet / silent study desks within UCL as a whole
  • New: In the lead up to exams, UCL has extra cluster room space

Bookable study spaces and learning spaces

Spaces managed by UCL Library Services for group work.

Research Grid

Bookable study spaces

See details about capacity, facilities and location and book

Learning spaces

Library-managed spaces for socialising and collaboration


Opening hours, location and subject coverage of the libraries of UCL Library Services.

UCL Central House

UCL Bartlett Library

Architecture and Town Planning

UCL Cruciform building

UCL Cruciform Hub

General Clinical and Medical Sciences

Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital (RNTNEH)

UCL Ear Institute & Action on Hearing Loss Libraries

Audiology, Deaf Studies and Otorhinolaryngology

UCL Eastman Dental Library

UCL Eastman Dental Library

Oral Health Sciences

UCL Institute of Archaeology building

UCL Institute of Archaeology Library

Archaeology and Egyptology

UCL Institute of Child health Library

UCL Institute of Child Health Library

Allied Health, International Child Health, Paediatrics and Paediatric Nursing

UCL Institute of Education Library

UCL Institute of Education Library

Education and related areas of social science.

23 Queen Square

UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library

Neurology and Neurosurgery

UCL Institute of Orthopaedics Library

UCL Institute of Orthopaedics Library

Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

The Joint Library of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital & UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Biomedicine, Medicine, Nursing, Ophthalmology and Visual Science

UCL Language & Speech Science Library

UCL Language & Speech Science Library

(NICeST: National Information Centre for Speech/language Therapy), Audiology, Communication Disorders, Linguistics & Phonetics, Special Education, Speech & Language Therapy and Voice

UCL Main Library Building

UCL Main Library

Art, Economics, English, History, Humanities, Law, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Public Policy

UCL Qatar Library

UCL Qatar Library

Islamic Archaeology and the Archaeology of the Arab World (Middle East and North Africa), Archaeological Materials Science and Islamic Material Culture, Museum and Gallery Practice, Conservation Studies, Library and Information Studies

Royal Free Medical Library

Royal Free Hospital Medical Library, UCL Library Services

General Clinical and Medical Sciences

UCL School of Pharmacy Library

UCL School of Pharmacy Library

Biomedicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacognosy & Pharmacology


UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies Library

Bibliography of Eastern Europe, Economics, Geography, History, Languages, Literature and Politics

Science Library building

UCL Science Library

Anthropology, Engineering, Geography, Life Sciences, Management, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

UCL Special Collections

UCL Special Collections

Medieval period to present day. Wide range of subject areas.

Whittington Health Library

Whittington Health Library

Allied Health, Medicine and Nursing

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