Using the online catalogue

The Library's print and archive collections are included on UCL's online library catalogue, Explore.

You can use Explore to search for a number of sources including monographs and archive material. If you only wish to find books, you should restrict your search to 'Library catalogue' by using the drop down box 'In resource' just below the main search box.

The results of a catalogue search will normally show all items held in the university's libraries, not just those in the Huguenot Library. To filter out non-Huguenot items in a search, add 'Huguenot' as one of your search terms.  For example:

  • To search for books in the Huguenot Library on Portarlington, type in 'Huguenot' and 'Portarlington'
  • To search for books on your family surname (eg. Mercier), type in 'Huguenot' and 'Mercier'
  • To search for books in the Huguenot Library by a particular author (eg. Robin Gwynn), type in 'Huguenot' and 'Robin Gwynn'

You may find the 'Advanced' search facility useful for more precise searches.  Using the drop down options on the left of the screen will allow you to specify, for instance, if your search term should appear in the title or the author's name.  You can also use the facility on the right hand side of the page to narrow your search by date or by language.

If you wish to search the archives, you should select 'UCL Archives' from the drop down box 'In resources'. You can find additional information on specific entries by clicking 'View in UCL Archives', which is available at the bottom of each record.

For general instructions on how to use Explore, read the guidance notes provided by UCL.

Catalogues

The following three volumes are the catalogues to the archive holdings. Work is in progress on transferring these catalogues to UCL Special Collections' online archive database. To see records transferred so far, click here.

Smith, R. Records of the Royal Bounty and connected funds, the Burn Donation, and the Savoy Church in the Huguenot Library, University College London, London. Huguenot Society of London Quarto Series, 51 (London: Huguenot Society of London, 1974).

Gray, I. R. Huguenot Manuscripts: a descriptive catalogue of the remaining manuscripts in the Huguenot Library. Huguenot Society of London Quarto Series, 56 (London: Huguenot Society of London, 1983).

Harcourt Williams, M. Huguenot Archives: a further catalogue of material held in the Huguenot Library. Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland Quarto Series, 61 (London: Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 2008).

More information on the archive can also be found in:

Harcourt Williams, M. "Coats of Arms and Pedigrees", Huguenot Families, 11, 2004, pp. 21-27. Published by the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Waller, W. C. "Early Huguenot Friendly Societies", Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London, 6, 1898-1901, pp. 201-235.

"The Wagner Collection", Huguenot Families, 2, 2000, pp. 26-33. Published by the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Family Research Files available in the Huguenot Library are listed here.