London Library

Update 17 March 2020

GCU London is takes the health and safety of its students and staff very seriously and is carefully monitoring the situation around the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, the GCU London Library has some additional information to consider during this time.

General updates

As of Tuesday 24 March 2020, in light of advice from the UK Government, the GCU London Library is closed until further notice - along with the rest of the GCU London campus. Only specific essential workers will be allowed on campus and we would ask that students and staff do not attempt to come onto campus.

The GCU London Library staff will be contactable via email:

Please email us with your enquiry and we will reply as soon as we can. If you would like an online appointment with GCU London Librarians, please email us and it can be arranged.

Are library drop-ins available?

Drop-ins are available online 11am-3pm Monday-Friday. Join an online library drop-in session.

How can I contact my academic librarian?

Email us with your enquiry. It would be helpful if you could let us know your programme and level of study. Online appointments are available between 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. Evening appointments may be available by arrangement.

Please email your academic librarians:

How can I access Ebooks?

Check Discover for Ebooks on your topic. You can also use Ebook publisher sites and subject specific collections to find books that are available online.

The library is located on the 2nd floor in the learning zone. The learning zone provides a range of study environments where you can study alone or in groups. The space is available to students during GCU London opening hours.

The London library staff are here to help you find and fully utilise all the resources available to you. The library staff and resources in Glasgow are also available to GCU London students. We also offer arrangements for students with disabilities, including technology for visually-impaired students.

In addition to the books in the London library, students have access to many online resources via the Glasgow library website using your domain username and password. For help with the online library resources ask the London library staff for help or see  – Using e-resources for more information. 

Library support is available for GCU London students in both London and Glasgow.

What online help resources can I use?

Your starting point should be your library subject guide. Our Essential search skills and resources page contains information on improving your search skills and locating quality resources. We also have a specific guide for dissertation students.