London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections

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Telephone: 020 7679 7827


Closed: Easter and Christmas periods

  • Book in advance
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  • Proof of identity required
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The Reading Room is temporarily located at The National Archives in Kew and is accessible by appointment only

  • Appointment bookings and enquiries should be sent by email to or tel 020 7679 7827 or by writing to Special Collections, UCL Library Services, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
  • Appointments to view material need to be made two weeks in advance
  • To view the collections, an appointment needs to be made, then proof of identity and accredition letter supplied by UCL Special Collections needs to be shown at The National Archives
  • ARCHON code: 103

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    Businesses (55)

    Organisations (48)

    Persons (895)

    Diaries (7)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (58)


    These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were acquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.

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