Royal Free London Library Services


Royal Free London Library Services

Royal Free London Library Services includes the libraries at the Royal Free and Barnet Hospitals, providing services to staff of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and staff and students of UCL.

Important message to all of our users

It has been agreed that the Royal Free Hospital Medical Library and Barnet Hospital Library will close as of 5pm today, 17th March. The libraries will remain closed until further notice. 

Information about how to access library services and support during this closure period is available both for UCL and NHS users from the UCL Library Services website. There is also an online guide to the library services and support available during Covid-19.

Explore Library resources

Explore (Library catalogue)

Search the Library catalogue online via Explore. Find print collections at the Royal Free Hospital Medical Library.

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Find out more about the electronic and print resources accessible to UCL and NHS users.

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Using the Library

Everything you need to know about using the library services including joining the library and borrowing books.

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Information skills training

Details and booking for our regular training on finding, managing and evaluating information. 


Support for researchers

Services are available to researchers including systematic literature searching and managing research outputs.

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Support for NHS staff

A range of support is available to NHS staff including current awareness and a free literature search service.