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

Student Centre


Space availability

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Opening hours

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Address and contact details

  • Address: 27-28 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AW.
  • Reception: 020 3108 9782.
  • Library Service Enquiries: studentcentreteam@ucl.ac.uk.
  • Nearest tube stations: Euston, Euston Square, Goodge Street, Warren Street.
  • Map of the area.


About the Student Centre - Study Facilities

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

Ground Floor study space in the Student Centre

8 desks will be reserved for UCL students who require a Ground Floor study space to ensure safe evacuation during an emergency, or for other accessibility related reasons from Saturday 18 December to Monday 10 January. The reserved study space can be found to the left when entering the building from Gordon Street. Student Centre staff and Security will monitor the space and will provide access to a PC or laptop, if you do not have one with you.


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 closed with staff working remotely. All enquiries should be directed to askUCL.

The Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team, within Student Support and Wellbeing, is also closed. 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.

Other Services

  • Café on Level 3, open Monday-Friday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Smart Lockers available on Level B2, Mezzanine, Level 2 and Level 4 are closed due to maintenance.

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.