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A subject guide for the Department of Economics

Interlending and Document Supply

Using other UCL libraries

Did you know you can use the spaces and collections at any of UCL's 17 libraries? The libraries you might need to use include:

  • Science Library, Malet Place: the main space for Engineering collections, also includes Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Anthropology and Management.
  • Main Library, Wilkins Building: Includes Economics, Public Policy, Crime Science (in the Law section).
  • Bartlett Library, Upper Woburn Place: Architecture and Town Planning, so can be useful for construction and Civil Engineering.
  • Institute of Education, Bedford Way: in addition to Education they have a strong multidisciplinary 
  • Cruciform Library in the Cruciform Hub, Gower St: Clinical Medicine, useful for Biomedical or Biochemical Engineering and Medical Physics. There are other medical and health libraries you may want to use too, including the Queen Square Library for Neurology and the Language and Speech Science Library.

When you check a book's location on UCL Explore, it will tell you which library it is located at. Most of UCL's libraries are located in the Bloomsbury Campus.
See more details about these libraries and their opening hours on the Library Services webpages

Other Libraries

To locate material not held by UCL you can use the Library Hub Discover site: an online catalogue with records of the holdings in top research libraries in the country.

  • Senate House Library has strong collections in the social and historical sciences. Any registered member of UCL can join the library and borrow from there. You can pre-register online.
  • The British Library is the national library of the UK. UCL staff and students can apply directly for reference access.
  • The LSE Library has excellent collections in the social sciences, is a designated United Nations depository library and is also a European Documentation Centre. For access arrangements, including other University of London libraries, please see below.

Find out more about using other libraries, and links to other library catalogues.