UCL has 18 specialist libraries with more than two million books and subscriptions to more than 35,000 journals, and historic material in Special Collections.
The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) offers courses in 17 languages, some of which can be taken for credits towards degree programmes.
UCL is home to three museums also open to the general public: the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology, and the UCL Art Museum. The university is also home to special collections of archaeology, geology, ethnography, science and engineering.
UCL has numerous sports facilities in and around London, including full-size football, rugby and lacrosse pitches in Shenley in Hertfordshire, basketball, badminton and volleyball facilities just north of the Bloomsbury campus in Somers Town Sports Centre, and Bloomsbury Fitness: the UCL Student Union (UCLU) health and fitness club.