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Information Studies

Books and e-books

The library catalogue (called Explore) is the principal tool to find books, journals and other materials (either in print or in electronic format) held in UCL libraries. On the catalogue, you will find the details of the location of the materials you are looking for: library site, collection and shelfmark.

The physical book and journal collections relating to Librarianship and Archive Studies are located on the 1st floor of the Science Library (the DMS Watson building). The books are arranged according to the Garside Classification system for Librarianship and Archives. The Librarianship collection includes books on library and information studies, publishing and digital humanities. The Archive Studies collection includes books on archives and records management. 

Some books are not kept in the library and need to be ordered in advance using our Stores service.


How can you tell if a book is available online?

On UCL Explore, you can look at the results of your search to quickly discover if a book is available in print or/and online: View Online means that the book is available electronically, while Available means that the book is available in print. In some cases a book is available both in print and online. 

E-books Explore screenshot

Other collections

Most of the collections relating to Information Studies are in the Science Library but you may also find collections in the Main Library (the Wilkins building) useful.