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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.

Due to the current coronavirus restrictions, the Archives Reading Room is closed to all users until further notice.
You can still contact us directly via for an overview of our collections, help searching the catalogue and using our online resources, simple research questions and enquiries which do not involve accessing physical collections.

If you would like to deposit with us, please include as much detail as possible and note that any review or collection of material will not be possible until our campuses are fully reopened.

We can also provide copies of items for personal research or business reuse but only if they have previously been digitised. Links to our digital content - including our online exhibitions  - can be found below and on our Digital Scholarship webpage.

If you are a member of King's teaching staff and wish to discuss online sessions for students in archival research skills and/or exploring archive material from our collections please also contact us via

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