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A subject guide providing links to library resources available for psychology students and staff in UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.


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. Electronic resources can be accessed through Explore on any device, from anywhere and at any time.

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


Collections of e-books may be browsed or searched. All full text services are included in Explore and the database list

Books in print

Where held in print, the library catalogue will provide the location details of the materials you are looking for: library site, collection and shelfmark. 

Psychology books are located on the 1st floor of the Science Library (the DMS Watson building).

An example of the location would be 'Science Library PSYCHOLOGY A 5 MAR'. 

Books are arranged alphabetically and numerically on the shelf.  A floor plan and virtual tour can be viewed from the Science Library homepage.

If a book location is listed as 'Stores', the item is kept in UCL Stores and you will need to place a store request.

Due to the current circumstances, Library Services are offering a click & collect service for print materials. 

Other UCL collections for Psychology

The following UCL Biomedicine and Health Libraries may hold relevant material;

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Library (Newsam Library & Archives) is made up of a number of education collections.  IOE Library Guides are particularly useful for Educational Psychology.

​​​​​​The following Science Library  guides and collections may hold relevant material;

  • Anthropology - print material is held on the 2nd floor of the Science Library.
  • Computer Science - print material is held on the 4th floor of the Science Library.
  • Engineering - print material is held on the 4th floor of the Science Library.
  • Management - print material is held on the 2nd floor of the Science Library..
  • Medical Sciences - print material is held on the 1st floor of the Science Library.