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Action on Hearing Loss library

Alex Stagg, head librarian at the Action on Hearing Loss library.

Did you know that Action on Hearing Loss has its own library?

Together with University College London Ear Institute and the NHS, Action on Hearing Loss runs a library (external link, opens in new window) at the Royal National Throat and Ear Hospital (RNTEH).

The library is the largest collection of specialist material for audiology, deaf studies, and ear, nose and throat medicine in Europe.

Our library is open to everyone. So whether you a researcher, historian or simply interested in learning more about deafness, hearing loss or tinnitus you can access our resources for free.

Where to find us

UCL Ear Institute and Action on Hearing Loss Library,
330 – 336 Grays Inn Road,

How to find us

Our library is in central London and the nearest mainline train station is King’s Cross station. King’s Cross can be located on the Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines.

For more information on how to get here, please visit (external link, opens new window).

Opening hours

  • Monday - 09:00 to 19:00
  • Tuesday - 09:00 to 19:00
  • Wednesday - 09:00 to 17:30
  • Thursday - 09:00 to 17:30
  • Friday - 09:00 to 17:30
  • Saturday - closed
  • Sunday - closed


At present our library is not accessible for wheelchair users. However, if you are a wheelchair user, please contact us in advance and we can make alternative arrangements for your visit.

Contact us

If you are interested in visiting us, finding out more about our collection or would simply like help to locate materials, please contact us on telephone / textphone 020 3456 5253 or email us

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