Language & Speech Science Library at Chandler House
Access to the full range of library services is normally restricted to UCL members. However, the Library also serves as the National Information Centre for Speech-language Therapy (NICeST), and as such we welcome enquiries from visitors, which may be made by post, email or telephone (see below for contact details), and the Library catalogue is available online. In addition, access to the Library is available to the following people:-
If you are a member of the RCSLT, you are entitled to reference-only access to the NICeST library free of charge. For an annual fee of £50, you may also purchase a borrower's ticket, which entitles you to borrow up to 5 items at a time. Please note that this ticket is not eligible for use in any other UCL library, and does not allow borrowing of short loan books or videos, or access to online databases. Electronic journals can be accessed from a dedicated computer in the Library, but due to licensing restrictions, offsite access cannot be provided for non-UCL members. Articles may be saved to a USB drive free of charge, or printed for 5p per page.
Former students who have graduated with a degree from UCL are entitled to join UCL Library Services (including LaSS/NICeST); a reference ticket is available free of charge, and a borrowing ticket can be purchased for an annual fee of £50. This entitles you to borrow up to 5 books (but not short loan books or access to online databases), and is valid for use in most UCL libraries.
University of London:
Members of academic staff and research postgraduates from other University of London colleges may apply for a borrowing ticket for UCL Library services, including LaSS/NICeST, free of charge. Proof of status (such as College ID card), some proof of address and photo ID (e.g. passport or driver's licence) and a passport-sized photograph are required.
Undergraduates and taught postgraduates (with the exception of SOAS postgraduates for whom special arrangements are in place - see here for details) may not borrow from UCL libraries but are entitled to free reference access on production of a valid college ID card.
UCL participates in Band A of the SCONUL access scheme, whereby academic staff and research postgraduates from participating institutions are entitled to borrow from other member libraries. Applicants for a borrowing ticket for UCL libraries should obtain a SCONUL card stamped by their home institution's library, and bring it along with a passport-sized photograph.
Taught postgraduates and undergraduates may use the library for reference during UCL vacations but should note that UCL vacations may not always coincide with those of other UK universities. (See here for current UCL term dates). During termtime, access may be possible by arrangement with the LaSS Librarian.
Visiting academic staff from overseas universities are allowed free reference access to the Library for the duration of their visit. It is necessary to provide proof of academic status (such as a letter of introduction from the home institution) and, if the visit is for more than a few days, a passport-sized photograph. PhD (doctoral) students will also usually be admitted free but should contact the Librarian in advance to arrange this.
National Health Service employees
Professional health workers can obtain borrowing tickets if they are employed by the following NHS trusts:
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