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Cardax access at Senate House Hub

Matthew Rains8 March 2018

Following successful installation the Cardax access system at the entrance to UCL Senate House Hub will become active on Monday 12th March.

UCL staff and students will need to have valid UCL ID cards with them in order to access the Hub.

The Hub remains out of bounds to external library members.

Access times to the Hub will be as follows:

UCL Staff:

07:30 – 19:30 Monday to Thursday

07:30 –  18:30 Fridays

09:30 –   17:30 Saturdays

(Evening and weekend staff who help to manage the space will have extended access)


UCL Students:

09:00 – 21:00 Monday to Thursday

09:00 – 18:30 Fridays

09:45 -17:30 Saturdays

Contacting the Duty Officer in an Emergency.

Noel Forrester3 October 2017

The Library Services Duty Officer is here to be the single, senior representative of UCL Library Services in a variety of non-standard and potentially serious events/circumstances. The D.O. is expected to act as senior decision-maker, a communication link in the event of an emergency and may be required to act as a spokesperson for Library Services within UCL. As you are aware, the Duty Officer rota is sent out on a weekly basis to all Library Services staff and is available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/libnet/duty-officer.

In the event of an emergency, where you are not able to access the rota, due to a building evacuation, loss of power or lack of available IT equipment, UCL Security will make contact with the Duty Officer on your behalf. UCL Security can be contacted on 020 7679 2222 or extension 222.

UCL Security are available 24/7. Please ensure that you memorise this important information – in an emergency call 222 from any UCL phone. If you have any questions regarding contacting the Duty Officer, please do not hesitate to contact me or refer to the Duty Officer guidelines at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/libnet/duty-officer/policy.pdf.

Noel Forrester
Departmental Safety Officer & Security Manager
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
Tel: 0203 108 7855 (57855)
Mobile 07917555624

Upgrade to UCL card access control system

Jay Woodhouse10 July 2015

The card control system for staff doors is being upgraded and there will be some disruption to the service as follows:

  • Wednesday 15 July (all day)

UCL Security Services will not be able to issue ID cards from the Andrew Huxley Building Security Office.

  • Friday 17 July (after 6pm)

Each door will be out of service for 10-12 minutes at some point during the day. At this time the door will not be accessible, but will remain operational for fire emergencies.

Library turnstiles will not be affected.

For more information:


Best Regards