How to book an appointment

Owing to the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) UCL Special Collections has suspended some of its services. All Reading Rooms are closed for the foreseeable future as our collections are currently not accessible. Our staff are now all working from home, but we will endeavour to answer your emails as usual. Where possible, we will be working to support your research and teaching online, and making our schools and outreach programme available virtually.

For further information about sources available online, please see our website.

Please contact the relevant team via the contact details below to book an appointment.

Special Collections

UCL rare books, manuscripts and archives
Email: spec.coll@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 7827

UCL Institute of Education archives
Email: ioe.arch-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk
Phone (Tuesday to Thursday only): 020 7612 6983

UCL Records (including UCL historical archives)
Email: records.office@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 2065

Teaching and events
Email: library.spec.coll.aca@ucl.ac.uk

Schools and outreach
Email: library.spec.coll.ed@ucl.ac.uk

School of Slavonic and East European Archives Studies

Email: ssees-library@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7679 8701

Queen Square Archives at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library

Email: neuroarchives@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: Phone: 020 3448 4709

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