UCLH Library Services 

The Cruciform Hub and Queen Square Library are now open for bookable study space and a click and collect book reservation service.

For updates and more information about library services and support, please check the UCL Library Services website.


UCLH Library Services consist of a partnership of three medical and healthcare libraries supporting UCLH NHS Foundation Trust. One library is managed by the Trust, and two libraries are part of UCL.

Trust staff and students should initially register with their home library, which is either your nearest one, or the one covering your speciality. Joining instructions and further details can be found on the libraries’ websites. The libraries are:

  • CAMLIS
    Located at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
    Focus: Complementary therapy and alternative medicine
  • Queen Square Library (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology)
    Located near the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Focus: Neurology, neurosurgery
  • UCL Cruciform Hub
    Located near University College Hospital
    Focus: Clinical medicine, nursing, midwifery, allied health, dentistry, oral health, ENT

Joining one of the two UCL libraries above also provides access to all other UCL libraries: www.ucl.ac.uk/library/libraries-and-study-spaces/ucl-libraries.

  • Services

    The libraries provide a range of services to support UCLH staff, including:

    • Multidisciplinary and specialist materials
    • Study space
    • IT facilities
    • Book loans
    • Enquiry services
    • Information skills training
    • Literature searching
    • Current awareness: including KnowledgeShare tailored email alerts
    • Document supply

    Please ask library staff for help with accessing and using any of the services available to you.

  • Online resources

    A large number of online resources, including ejournals and databases, are available on-site and remotely via an NHS OpenAthens account. Any NHS staff member may register for an NHS OpenAthens account using the registration form available at https://openathens.nice.org.uk. The online resources are accessible through NICE Evidence Search www.evidence.nhs.uk.

    UCLH staff and students also have on-site and remote access to the following online resources:

    Please see www.ucl.ac.uk/library/nhs/resources/#procured for details of further online resources made available through UCL Library Services.

    The following additional online services are also available on-site and remotely:

    • Open access repository UCL Discovery Plus http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/plus
    • Reference management software EndNote (registration instructions available from the library).

    More resources are accessible to library members from dedicated computers located in the UCL libraries, including over 40,000 full-text ejournals, UCL's ebooks and a number of databases (over and above those available via NHS OpenAthens), such as Scopus and Web of Science. Please see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/nhs/resources/#in-library for full details.

    Please ask library staff for help with accessing and using any of the resources available to you.

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