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Library Services

Student standing on a stool in the middle of two bookshelves.
Student standing on a stool in the middle of two bookshelves.
© Alys Tomlinson, Studying in the Library, Camberwell College of Arts.

Welcome to Library Services at UAL. Find out how you can get the most out of our resources.


As a UAL student you can access all of our libraries.  The libraries have open access and bookable study spaces with computers, photocopying and printing facilities. You can also borrow a laptop and get help from the library staff to develop your research or digital skills.

Contact us on our Ask enquiry service

View our Big Welcome pages to find out more about the libraries this year, watch our welcome video and explore the links below.

A Big Welcome from UAL Library Services

An introduction to UAL Library Services for new and returning students.

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    Ana Escobar, Photograph: Ana Escobar

    Book a study space.  

    Books study spaces in advance

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    Ana_Escobar, LCF Library. Image by Ana Escobar , 2013

    Library Search  

    Search the catalogue, find articles, see your account details and find resources on your subject.

  • Questions? Chat to us  

    We're here to help on Live Chat. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions or submit a query.

  • Camberwell Library by Ana Escobar, 2018

    Service hours

    Libraries and Learning Zones are open. Opening hours may vary between sites and may change at short notice. Please check here for updates.

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    Ana Escobar,

    Using the libraries

    Borrowing, customer service, study areas, research, printing and copying, and policies.

  • Academic Support

    Student resources, including support for your studies and copyright information.

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    'overheard on the underground', LCC Library, by Anne Odling-Smee, 2015, LCC Library. 'overheard-on-the-underground' Image courtesy of UAL Library Service

    Archives and Special Collections

    Discover the archives of UAL - including the Archives and Special Collections Centre and the Stanley Kubrick Archive.

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    Ana Escobar, LCF Library. Image by Ana Escobar 2013

    Alumni and visitors

    Book for visitor access to the libraries, archives and special collections.

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