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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. UAL Libraries are open.

    • Students can only visit their home site between Monday and Saturday.
    • On Sundays students can book to visit CSM, LCC or LCF College libraries.
    • We have adjusted our services to accommodate social distancing for coronavirus.


    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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    COVID-19 measures: Book your library visit  

    All library visits must be pre-booked. You can book up to two 4 hour slots a day, any day of the week. Log in to make your booking.

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    LCF Library. Image by Ana Escobar , 2013
    Library Search - now with Click and Collect  

    Search the catalogue, find articles, see your account details and find resources on your subject. You can also reserve books or DVDs. We'll email you when they're ready to collect.

  • 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

    Opening hours may vary between sites and may change at short notice. Please check here for updates.

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    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
    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
    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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