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Essential coronavirus info
We can’t wait to welcome our new and returning students from 19 October 2020. Your safety is our first priority.

Using the libraries

You can borrow books and DVDs from any of UAL’s 6 College libraries using click and collect to request items and pick them up from your home site library.

All our libraries have:

  • bookable spaces for individual study
  • staff are online to help you too
  • MFDs for printing and scanning
  • staff to help you.
Student scanning a book on a borrowing machine


Joining, borrowing limits, and interlibrary loans.

Student using a printer


Copying, printing, and scanning options - and information about copyright.

Student using a printer

Learning Zones

Flexible study spaces, open to all students.

Photo of the back of a person wearing a black and white stripy jumper standing in front of a bookshelf
LCF library 2013 by Anna Escobar

Support for researchers

Support and resources for your research, on campus and online.

Rear view of wooden cut out letters against white background
Caroline Claisse: Wheelbarrow Chair, London College of Communication. Photo by Sandra Reed, 2012.

Disabled and dyslexic students

How we can support you, including regular 1:1 sessions.

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

Alumni and visitors

Please note: We will not be accepting any visitors to the libraries or ASCC (external/alumni/industry or Sconul) for the time being.

Our service

    • Library and Learning Zone staff are available to provide support during all advertised opening hours, with the exception of overnight opening at Central Saint Martins and the Learning Zone at Camberwell, which are staffed for self-service.
    • During our core hours (i.e. Monday to Friday, 9am-10pm during term time) we will always have a full team of Library and Learning Zone staff on site.
    • If you have a question, we'll answer you straight away or if not you'll hear from us in 24 hours
    • Service Commitments and Standards