London Library


We would like to welcome our new and returning students. Protecting our staff and students is our number one priority. This means the library will look a bit different this year, but we are working to make sure your GCU London experience is a great one.

Please find some further details of our library services and a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) below.

Get in touch

If you would like any help with search strategies, referencing, subject databases or anything else library-related, you can book an online appointment by emailing

Book a study space

The library will offer 10 bookable study space and the rest of the library will be available for drop in use.

GCU London Library study spaces are available hourly from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Study spaces can be booked with or without a PC. Spaces may be booked up to a week in advance.

Freepost service

In response to student requests, we are pleased to be able to offer a Freepost service which can be used in most cases to send your books back to us, free of charge.

FREEPOST is only for returning books borrowed from the London library. Separate arrangements exist for items borrowed from the Glasgow library.

If you would like to use this service to return London library books, please use the address as written below:



The NAME must always appear in uppercase.

Remember to pack your parcel well to minimise the risk of damage and always ask for a (free) certificate of postage at your local Post Office when sending your parcel. 

The service covers UK postage only. If you have left the country please contact and we will discuss the best way to proceed.


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.

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.

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.