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The Archives hold a unique and internationally significant range of archival and printed sources,ensuring their preservation and providing access to King's students, academics and other colleagues, the global research community and the general public.

PLEASE NOTE:
The Archives’ Reading Room will be closing to onsite visitors at 16.00 on Wednesday 16 December and reopening at 10.00 on Tuesday 12 January following our annual stocktake.

 
From early November, the Archives Reading Room will be open by prior arrangement to King’s staff and students, to support priority teaching, study and research needs. 
We have limited capacity, and it will not be possible to accommodate all requests to visit the reading room.
Priority will be given to students on courses that involve the use of archives as part of the curriculum.
Please contact us via archives@kcl.ac.uk to schedule an appointment and include details of your course or programme of study, preferred dates for your visit and catalogue references for the material you would like to see. 

Please note:

  • It will not be possible for us to retrieve any additional items for you on the day.
  • The Reading Room will be open from Tuesday - Thursday between 10.00 and 16.00 subject to staff availability. 
  • To ensure social distancing, our Reading Room will have a limited capacity and it may not always be possible for us to accommodate your preferred visit date.
  • We require at least 3 working days’ notice before any potential visit.

Information on all Libraries & Collections current sites and services is available here. 

The rich and extensive collections of the King’s College London Archives including the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives - are continually growing.

Collection strengths include:

  • History of King's College London and its merged institutions
  • Military and defence studies
  • Travel and exploration
  • Empire and Commonwealth
  • History of medicine and nursing
  • History of modern Greece
  • English Literature (20th Century)
  • History of science 

Find out more about using the archives

Archives catalogue

Archives catalogue

Online catalogues of King's College London Archives, including the Liddell Hart Centre for Military…

Online Exhibitions

Online exhibitions

Highlights of the College's uniquely rich and growing collections of more than 5 million archives.

 

Using the Archives