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    Is it open 24/7, how far away is it from the main building, and how large is it compared to LSE's?


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    What are you interested in? I was told the science library is the best thing since sliced bread. The Institute of Archaeology library looked very nice and quite large for a specialist library. I think there is a large library in senate house, a stones throw from the Bloomsbury campus, as well as the UCL one.
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    The UCL main library and science library are both over 24/7 all year round. It has everything you need, there're both on campus - basically within the main building. All kinds of crazy **** goes down in there by the looks of the spotted fb page. Not sure how big they are compared to LSE, but there're both big. Main library is huge, probably bigger than LSE tbh. I know quite a few people from LSE who choose to use the UCL library over theirs.
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    (Original post by CommonNortherner)
    Is it open 24/7, how far away is it from the main building, and how large is it compared to LSE's?


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    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/opening.shtml

    There's some good information on this page (opening times etc.). The main library is IN the main building and is pretty huge. It is essentially the arts/humanities library. The science library is a two minute walk from the main building and is pretty big. UCL owns a lot of libraries (~17 I think) but you'll spend most of your time in either of the two above and they have more than enough resources for everyone, although they do get very busy during exam times, but that's to be expected anywhere. They're also open 24/7 around exam times but not all the way through the year.
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    Does anyone know the library facilities and resources for Law students are?
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    (Original post by jamedz)
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/opening.shtml

    There's some good information on this page (opening times etc.). The main library is IN the main building and is pretty huge. It is essentially the arts/humanities library. The science library is a two minute walk from the main building and is pretty big. UCL owns a lot of libraries (~17 I think) but you'll spend most of your time in either of the two above and they have more than enough resources for everyone, although they do get very busy during exam times, but that's to be expected anywhere. They're also open 24/7 around exam times but not all the way through the year.
    They are open 24/7 all the way through the year.
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    (Original post by DiyaM95)
    Does anyone know the library facilities and resources for Law students are?
    Pretty good, you have a fairly big law section in the main library.
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    (Original post by Waterstorm)
    They are open 24/7 all the way through the year.
    Oh really? Clearly don't spend enough time in there then! Haha.
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    The Main Library is beautiful and very well stocked. I was a student in the Ancient History/Classics dept but I always found the best area to work was the English/German section or Law. English and German has far more plug sockets than other sections.

    The Science Library is very big, but more modern, and I find the strip lighting etc to be a unpleasant. The Archaeology library is good only if you study the subject. The Medical Library is large but underground and pretty stale.

    In my last year I found I spent most of my time in another library nearby. The British Library. The biggest in the world. Its beautiful, spacious and you are unlikely to struggle to find a book.

    Senate House also holds a vast collection. No British University can compare to UCL in terms of nearby library facilities. Perhaps not even in the world.
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    (Original post by freddiefriday)
    Senate House also holds a vast collection. No British University can compare to UCL in terms of nearby library facilities. Perhaps not even in the world.
    You sure about that one? :p:
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    There are 15 UCL Libraries, loads of reading rooms.Senate House Library is an incredible resource and it's essentially 'on campus' and we've also got the British Library 10 minutes walk away which is a deposit library like the Bodleian but has the added benefit of incredible exhibitions on a very regular basis.
    The UCL Special Collections are often overlooked as well as they're tucked away in the basement of the science library but there's actually an entire team of conservators who restore incredibly valuable books.
    UCL students have access to all of the libraries in the University of London for free (Kings, LSE etc.) through the inter library loan system.
    I would say that the claim made is a pretty formidable one - with all those resources you're going to find what you need and then some.
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    (Original post by sundogs)
    There are 15 UCL Libraries, loads of reading rooms.Senate House Library is an incredible resource and it's essentially 'on campus' and we've also got the British Library 10 minutes walk away which is a deposit library like the Bodleian but has the added benefit of incredible exhibitions on a very regular basis.
    The UCL Special Collections are often overlooked as well as they're tucked away in the basement of the science library but there's actually an entire team of conservators who restore incredibly valuable books.
    UCL students have access to all of the libraries in the University of London for free (Kings, LSE etc.) through the inter library loan system.
    I would say that the claim made is a pretty formidable one - with all those resources you're going to find what you need and then some.
    Oh, I don't dispute that the library provision is awesome (and having the British Library on your doorstep must be pretty awesome). But I live three minutes from the Bodleian, which has all the books (and puts on exhibitions too, thank you :p:), five minutes from my College library, which has only failed to have a book I've needed maybe once, and will buy anything within a week anyway, five minutes from the Radcliffe Science Library, ten minutes from the Philosophy Library, and pretty much every other library on that list is within a ten-minute radius and will lend to me if I need it. My college's Old Library has the first bookshelves in England and is the oldest continually-functioning academic library in the Western world. Insofar as it makes sense to rank library provision objectively, I reckon Oxford has at least as good a claim as the London unis.
 
 
 
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