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Film Studies

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 the top research libraries in the country.

  • Senate House Library has strong collections in the arts and 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 has strong collections in the arts, humanities and social and historical sciences. UCL staff and students can apply directly for reference access.
  • The BFI Reuben Library at BFI Southbank has a comprehensive collection of books, journals, documents and audio recordings about the world of film and television. The library is free of charge to use. The majority of items can be accessed on the day, but offsite materials need to be pre-ordered. 
  • The BFI National Archive holds one of the world's largest and most significant collections of film and television material, including 60,000 fiction film titles, 750,000 television titles, audio recordings, posters, scripts and more. There are several options for viewing material from the archive: visit a Mediatheque, hire a screening room, or visit the BFI Reuben Library.

UCL students have reference access to other University of London college libraries. Those with significant Film Studies collections are Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, King's, London School of Economics, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway and SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies).

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

Useful websites

Interlending and Document Supply