Monday, 23 November 2015

UCL Institute of Child Health Library self-issue official opening

RFID Launch
Our new Self-Issue terminal was officially opened on Friday 20th November
The system has been in operation since September, and has been very successful so far, so we thought this achievement was worthy of an official launch and celebration.
Anastasia  Bow-Bertrand, MSc student, was recruited to  cut the red ribbon of  our new self-issue terminal which enables all staff and students to borrow and return books when the library is open.
We would like to thank everybody who contributed to the system’s introduction and who made the launch such a success.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Self-issue terminal now live at ICH

We are pleased to announce that the self-issue (RFID) terminal is now live in the library. This means you can now borrow, renew or return items whenever the library is open, including evenings and weekends. 

The terminal is very easy to use. Just follow the on-screen instructions. If you should need any assistance, just ask a member of library staff.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

The Library's Platinum Green Impact Award

We are pleased to announce that the Library was awarded a Platinum award at this year's UCL Green Impact Awards which took place earlier this month.

Jing and Grazia receiving the Platinum award from Vice-Provost Professor Anthony Smith

Green Impact is an annual programme that empowers staff and students to improve their departmental environmental performance, save money and improve the sustainability literacy of their peers and colleagues. This year we faced stiff competition from offices, labs and UCL's catering outlets. Richard Jackson, Director of Sustainability, emphasised "the essential role that Green Impact teams play in improving UCL's impacts", highlighting "the big energy, resource and financial savings made possible by action from the UCL community".

Our success builds on previous years when we achieved both bronze and silver awards. This year's trophies were made from slices of recycled wood from a tree felled in UCL's main quad. The tree had become dangerous due to damage from high winds.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Remote access to UCL e-resources by GOSH staff

Remote access to UCL electronic resources by GOSH staff is possible if you have (or are entitled to) a UCL honorary contract. All GOSH Consultants are entitled to a UCL honorary contract and we have posted further guidance on this here.

GOSH staff who either don’t want or cannot get an honorary contract can access all the UCL electronic resources from the Library as we have five computers where people can access all the UCL paid resources

The reason for these procedures is that the access to UCL  electronic resources is determined by the legally binding contracts that UCL, as a University, signs when entering into an agreement with a publisher or provider. Most UCL contracts have educational arrangements, agreed on a national basis with such bodies as Eduserv Chest and JISC. Further information on this is posted on the UCL Library Services webpages at

Monday, 10 August 2015

live@UCL Login Rename for UCL users

During Summer 2015 the way UCL  users  log into  email and other Office365 services will change. At the moment, the username is in the format, but after the change, it will be

For more information please visit

Monday, 20 July 2015

Noise in the Reading Room this week

As part of the UCL Library project to introduce self-issuing of books across all sites, staff from 3M will be working on our book and journal collections from today. This will cause some disturbance for our readers. Work has started in the Reading Room and we anticipate that 3M staff will have completed this area by the end of the week, after which they will move into the main part of the library.

We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause, but it has necessarily been timed to take place over the summer, when the library is less busy. We will post further updates as the work progresses.