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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.
Studying in the Library, Camberwell College of Arts.

Library Services operates across all 6 Colleges at UAL. Find out how you can get the most out of our resources.

    Coronavirus safety measures

    Welcome back!  Libraries and Learning Zones reopen from Monday 8 March for Click and Collect and bookable study space.

    Students can only visit their own sites between Monday and Friday.

    Contact us via Ask if you need help.

    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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    Credit: Ana Escobar
    Book a study space.  

    Students need to book in advance to use study spaces, PCs or Macs.

  • Photo of a man siting at a table in the library using his laptop and reading a book
    LCF Library. Image by Ana Escobar , 2013

    Credit: Ana_Escobar
    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

    Opening hours and locations

    Libraries and Learning Zones reopen from 8 March. Opening hours may vary between sites and may change at short notice. Please check here for updates.

  • Photo of a girl sat in between two book shelves reading

    Credit: 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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    LCC Library. 'overheard-on-the-underground' Image courtesy of UAL Library Service

    Credit: 'overheard on the underground', LCC Library, by Anne Odling-Smee, 2015
    Special Collections and Archives

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

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    LCF Library. Image by Ana Escobar 2013

    Credit: Ana Escobar
    Alumni and visitors

    Please note that we are not currently allowing alumni or Sconul visits to the libraries, archives or special collections for safety reasons.

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