The Library holds international archaeological and heritage collections supporting teaching and research at the Institute of Archaeology. These pages provide information on collections and services.
The main door to the Institute of Archaeology building is locked and not accessible. All UCL staff, students, and visitors with an ID or library card should use the cardax reader to the right of the main door to the building to enter and come up to the library on the 5th floor as usual.
All visitors without a library card should preferably arrange a date and time for your visit in advance by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting our membership pages. On arrival, please telephone the library on 020 7679 4788 and library staff will let you in.
- Space availability
- Opening hours
- Address and contact details
- Subject coverage and guides
Note: Issue Desk services
Issue Desk services open at 10:00 on the last Friday of each month.
- Address: 5th Floor, Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PY (View map).
- Tel: 020 7679 4788 (internal: x 24788).
- Fax: 020 7679 7373.
- Nearest tube: Euston, Warren Street, Goodge Street, Euston Square.
- Library email address: email@example.com.
Entry to the library from September 2022
Please see the information above about how to access the library.
The Institute of Archaeology Library houses collections relating to the following subject areas:
The Library is located on the fifth floor of the Institute of Archaeology building on the North (Euston Road) end numbers 31-34 of Gordon Square. The entrance to the building faces the square. External visitors should take the lift (or stairs) and report to the Library on the fifth floor. The Library's entry system requires them to supply details of their status before they may be admitted to use the Library. UK and foreign academics are admitted without charge as are higher degree students. Undergraduates from other UK universities are admitted free of charge in vacation periods.
There is currently no wheelchair access to the Library. However, we offer a range of other facilities for users with disabilities which are listed separately.
Users of the library can familiarise themselves to general library resources and collections and make the most of all our services and facilities, with our self guided tour.
MFDs (multi-functional devices) are available throughout the Institute building and library, allowing staff and current students to print, scan and copy in both colour and black and white. All three services are offered in one stream-lined service through ISD and credit for copying and printing (scanning is free) can be obtained following the same routes. There is a cash loader machine in the library for topping up student 'print' accounts. Accounts can also be topped up online using credit cards. Information on charges, credit and general printing can be found on the ISD web pages.
IT & Audiovisual Provision
There are three Explore catalogue terminals, two in the main reading room and one in the first of the side reading rooms.
We don’t have any video playback available here nor microfiche reader. Microfiche readers are available in other nearby UCL libraries.
Inter Library Loans
The Institute Library participates in the centralised inter library loans service for UCL staff and students.