The UCL Great Ormond Street
Institute of Child Health Library
How to find us
Institute of Child Health
30 Guildford Street
Nearest Tube Stations:
9am – 6pm
Monday – Friday
ICH users automatically benefit from Out of Hours Access. This can be
arranged for GOSH users by speaking with Security on the ground floor.
Out of Hours:
9am – 10.45pm
Monday – Friday
8am – 8.45pm
Saturday – Sunday
Issue Desk and Quick Reference
Staff at the Issue Desk will be happy to help with your enquiries, as well as Issue/Return any items you wish to borrow from the library.
Leaflets and Library guides are available
covering a broad range of subjects, from
training sessions to electronic resource access.
Opposite the issue desk is a Quick
Reference collection containing numerous
useful medical and reference books.
Lockers are available to library members.
Next to the Issue desk is a RFID
Self Service System.
This can be used to borrow or
return books outside of staffed
hours or when there are queues at
Next to the Issue Desk is a cluster of 8 Desktop@UCL computers
available for ICH and UCL staff and students.
To Login, enter your UCL IT user
name and password.
4 more machines are available in the
Global Health and Development
Eduroam wireless connection is available throughout the library for UCL staff, students and
members of participating higher education organisations.
There are seven computers in the library linked to the GOSH network. These are
for GOSH staff only and require a GOSH account to login.
Explore Access Points
There are four computers, known as
‘Explore Access Points’, which all
members of the library can use to access
the ejournals and databases which UCL
Journal articles can be saved to a non-
encrypted USB stick.
From here users can also search UCL’s library catalogue in order to
locate books and other printed resources, place interlibrary loan
requests and request items from the UCL Library Stores. Printing and
internet access is not available from these machines.
Photocopy, Print and Scan: Print@UCL
The Library has two colour machines
that can be used to photocopy, print or
scan using the Print@UCL system
Use your UCL ID card to log in to the
For information on charges see:
GOSH users can use these machines
for copying by registering as a guest
Access to the UCL wireless network
eduroam service is available for
UCL users and visitors from
other institutions that use
Guest Wifi is available for GOSH
staff and other users.
The Reading Room
Through the glass doors is the Reading
Room. This is a quiet study area with
plenty of desk space.
No food is allowed in this part of the
library. Lidded drinks are allowed.
This room contains the collection of paediatric, medical, nursing and
allied health books that can be borrowed by library members.
Global Health and Development Collection
Behind the Issue Desk is the Global
Health and Development Collection, a
special collection of publications that
focus on social and environmental
approaches to global health and
The Collection houses material to
support the courses run by the UCL
Institute for Global Health. Books and
other items can be borrowed by all
There are a further 4 Desktop@UCL computers in this part of the
Telephone (+44) 020 7905 2847 (ext. 42424) during office hours,
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the library website at www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/support-services/library