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Studies of the Americas

Subject guide for the UCL Institute of the Americas

Other Libraries

Find out more about using other libraries, and links to other library catalogues. To locate material, not available in UCL libraries, you can use Library Hub Discover: an online catalogue that gives you access to details of materials kept in many UK national, academic and specialist libraries.

  • Senate House Library has strong collections in languages, the arts and social and historical sciences. It has particularly strong Latin American and Caribbean collections. Any registered member of UCL can join the library and borrow from there. You can pre-register online.
  • The British Library is one of the six legal deposit libraries in UK and Ireland. This means that it must hold one copy of everything published in the UK. Its collections on the Americas are good, but not extensive, compared to its British material. UCL staff and students can apply directly for reference access.
  • LSE Library is one of the largest collections in the world devoted to economics and the social sciences.

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?
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 on the Bloomsbury Campus.

The libraries you might need to use include:

  • Science Library, Malet Place.
  • Main Library, Wilkins Building.
  • Bartlett Library, Upper Woburn Place: architecture, planning, construction and project management.
  • Institute of Education, Bedford Way: in addition to Education they have a strong multidisciplinary collection.
  • Cruciform Library in the Cruciform Hub, Gower St: Clinical Medicine. 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.

See more details about these libraries and their opening hours on the Library Services webpages.