Library Services


Student Centre

The Student Centre provides a variety of study spaces, including spaces for group work for UCL students and staff.

Library Essentials

Maintenance work, 17-18 December

Owing to essential maintenance work, the Student Centre will be closed from 07:00 on Sunday 17 December until 07:00 on Monday 18 December.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Student Centre


Space availability

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Address and contact details


About the Student Centre - Study Facilities

The Student Centre provides 1,104 study spaces, including spaces for individual study and group working/project working.


The Student Centre can be accessed by UCL staff and UCL students. You must have a valid UCL ID card to gain entry. Please note that the quiet study areas on Levels B1, 2 and 3 require the use of the library booking system.

Student Enquiry Centre

The Student Enquiry Centre is open with the team responding to enquiries in-person, via telephone and askUCL.

The Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team, within Student Support and Wellbeing, is open for pre-booked appointments. Services and information can be accessed on the Student Support and Wellbeing website.

IT Services

  • ISD Service Desk is closed. Support and services are available on the ISD website.
  • 150 all-in-one Desktop@UCL workstations
  • 156 Laptop Loans
  • Wifi connectivity is available throughout the Student Centre

Printing, Scanning Photocopying

The Student Centre has print@UCL devices on each floor for printing, scanning and photocopying.


Smart Lockers available for UCL students are on Level B2, Mezzanine, Level 2 and Level 4.


Our café is on Level 3, open Monday-Friday 09:00 - 19:00 and Saturday-Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Public art

Permanent displays of public art in the Student Centre, alongside temporary exhibitions, enrich the physical and intellectual environment for the whole UCL community.

The Student Centre showcases inspiring new artworks by UCL alumna and Turner Prize winner Rachel Whiteread and Thomson & Craighead (Jon Thomson is a member of staff from UCL's Slade School of Fine Art).

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham's auto-icon is now housed in the Student Centre, where he can be preserved to museum standard. Best known as a spiritual founder of UCL and for developing the doctrine of utilitarianism, he insisted that his body be preserved after his death to advance medical science.