Can you get a print book if it is already available online via Explore?


While we understand that some prefer print material, UCL Library policy is to purchase an ebook wherever possible, as this is a more effective use of our limited resources and increases accessibility for the majority of our students and staff.

If you are experiencing an issue with the use of ebooks there is a range of support available to help you, and if you would like to find out about the software that is available to help with accessibility, e.g. screen readers, you can contact a UCL Disability Advisor via We also have a team within Library Services who may be able to advise at, and if there is a technical problem (broken links or browser compatibility, for example), please contact


  • Last Updated Jun 20, 2022
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  • Answered By Debs Furness

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