Services and Facilities
- Library enquiries
- Access for disabled users
- PC and Wifi access
- Copying and printing facilities
- Inter-library loans
A member of staff is usually available in the library enquiry office, or can be contacted via reception. New members who would like an introduction to the library are welcome to visit the library office. Tours for groups can also be arranged. Please contact us with any enquiries.
Access for disabled users
The Library is accessible to wheelchairs users, providing that the lift is functioning. However, heavy doors in some locations may mean that readers need to get assistance.
Book retrieval service
Library staff are happy to bring materials to users if they are having difficulty accessing a particular area of the library. If possible, it would be helpful if readers could telephone in advance to request this.
Assistive equipment and technology
- An Adjustable Table is available on the first floor. Please contact library staff (via library office or reception) to get it adjusted.
- Two 'daylight' lamps with magnifying lens are available from the library office. Please ask staff if you need help setting these up or moving them to your preferred location.
- A magnifying glass is available from the library office.
Library leaflets and guides
Library leaflets can be made available in larger sizes. Please ask in library office or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any special requirements.
Library staff are able to assist users who are having difficulty using the photocopiers. If staff are unable to help immediately, copies can be posted or collected at a later stage. Please go to the library office or ask the receptionist to contact the duty librarian to arrange this.
Please let us know if there are any other aspects of the library which you feel could be improved on. Library staff are happy to help users with individual requirements.
Please also see the general IHR disability statement.
Public access PCs are located around the library, some for general use and a few limited for access to the library catalogue. Free wireless internet access is available in the IHR. Ask at library office or reception for further help.
Copycards are available from reception in £1, £3, £5, £10 and £15 denominations for use with the self-service photocopiers, printer and microform printer. We allow digital photography, although people should be considerate to other users when taking photos and move to another location if it is likely to disturb people working in the vicinity. All copying is subject to copyright regulations- further information is displayed on notices by the machines.
We can supply copies of our material for users who are unable to visit in person or use the self-service facilities. Copying is subject to copyright regulations. We will usually only be able to provide copies up to article/chapter length. Charges for this are 30p per page + £2 handling/postage charge, with an extra charge for postage outside the UK. Please ask for further information if you require permission to publish.
The Library will try to borrow or obtain copies of material for readers if it is not available in London. Fees are charged for these loans and as these are not subsidised you may find it cheaper to use a public library or your own university library if you have one. Most UK theses are now only available through the EThOS (Electronic Theses Online) service.
For other libraries
We do not lend items in our collection to other libraries, but may be able to provide photocopies. We charge in line with British Library charges and can accept payment through the British Library account system, using IFLA vouchers or by supplying a pro-forma invoice. To request this, please email email@example.com.
Requests for inter-library loans of University of London theses should be made through the EThOS (Electronic Theses Online) service.
Lockers are available at the entrance.