UCL Medical School



Bloomsbury Campus

Royal Free Campus

Whittington Campus


UCL supports the teaching and research of the Medical School by providing library facilities on all sites where undergraduate teaching takes place. Textbooks both for reference and loan are housed principally in the Cruciform Library and the Science Library in Bloomsbury and the Royal Free Library in Hampstead, as well as the Whittington Health Library at the Whittington Hospital. 

The libraries are all open by 9.30am; closing times vary during the year and from site to site, but during the undergraduate term there is access to at least one of the Bloomsbury libraries and the Royal Free until 10.00pm Monday to Friday and during some day-time hours on Saturdays (see https://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/opening.shtml for details). Students additionally have ready access to a wide range of specialist collections in central London, which is one of the many advantages of studying in London. The catalogues of the libraries are available online.

Access to resources online is increasing, including access to databases such as Medline, Embase and PsycINFO and large collections of electronic books and journals. Most resources are accessible off-site with a UCL userid and password. The libraries also have a good collection of interactive CD-ROMs, DVDs and videotapes.