University College London (UCL) Library

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UCL Library

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About the library

The UCL Library holds over 2 million printed items and an extensive range of electronic resources. It is made up of 15 libraries, including UCL Special Collections. Details of locations and opening times for all libraries:

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Codes & Interlending Information

Information for supplying to other libraries:

  • UCL Main Library G2 (contact LO/U-2)
  • UCL Science Library G2 (contact LO/U-2)
  • UCL Bartlett Library G2 (contact LO/U-2)
  • UCL Cruciform Library G2 (contact LO/U-2)
  • UCL Ear Institute & RNID Libraries G/G2 (contact LO/M-6)
  • UCL Eastman Dental Library F2 (contact LO/M43)
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology Library G2 (contact LO/U-2)
  • UCL Institute of Child Health Library G2 (contact LO/M-4)
  • UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library G2 (contact LO/M35)
  • UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Library F2 ((LO/M44)
  • UCL Institute of Orthopaedics Library G (contact LO/M45)
  • UCL Language & Speech Science Library G2 (contact LO/U70)
  • Royal Free Hospital Library, UCL Library Services F2 (contact LO/M55)
  • UCL School of Pharmacy Library G2 (contact LO/M22)
  • UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies Library G2 (contact LO/U15)

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? Yes. The Copac local holdings display will tell you if a document is currently on-loan, reference only etc. as well giving you local location details.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Yes, subject to the library's local lending policy. You have to request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff about whether they think the document you need is likely to be available for loan and for advice on making an inter-library loan request.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - visit the library's web site for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit the University College London's contributor page at the Archives Hub for information.


See for locations of all UCL libraries.

UCL data on Copac

Example record from the UCL libraries:

Title: R.P. Vincentii Leotaudi ... Magnetologia : in qua exponitur noua de magneticis philosophia.
  Published: Lugduni : sumptibus Laurentii Anisson 1668

You can browse all the titles on Copac starting with the above title.