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.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Changes to the Inter Library Loan procedure

Due to changes in copyright law it is no longer necessary to complete a Copyright Declaration form when collecting your Inter Library Loan.

Users are now able to acknowledged copyright compliance by clicking the appropriate button on the online Inter Library Loan request form.

We will only be able to process a request if the copyright declaration has been accepted . If you reject the declaration, a member of staff will contact you to discuss the request further.