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Libraries & Collections provides access to a wide range of eresources for its students and staff, many of these databases and ejournals are available off-campus.

When accessing eresources we recommend that you use our links to ejournalsdatabases and ebooks which make it easier if you have to log in. Find out more about how to access eresources

If you are a NHS staff member you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password to access NHS eresources. NHS Staff are now able to request journal articles where you would normally need a King's College London PC in one of our libraries.

Library Guides provide information about finding the resources for your subject.

Additional eresources now available during Covid-19 to support online teaching and research

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many publishers and library suppliers have provided temporary access to some of their eresources to further facilitate online teaching and research. This Libraries & Collections COVID-19 libguide lists all additional resources currently enabled and will be updated as more become available.

Library Alerts

Library Alerts

Latest information on disruptions to the services or resources we provide.

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Library Search

Find books on shelves and online, full text journal articles, request books, pay fines and more.







Libraries & Collections subscribes to over 25,000 electronic journals which are available to staff and students of King’s College as well as providing access to thousands more open- access or freely available titles. If you are off campus then you will need to log in using your King’s username and password for most resources.



King’s subscribes to a broad range of electronic databases which can help you find articles and information for your research. The type of database you should use will depend on your subject area. Guidance on which databases to use can be found on the on the Library Guides.

You can search or browse for databases using A-Z Databases. If you are off campus then you will need to log in using your King’s username and password for most resources.



Libraries & Collections provides you with access to over 390,000 ebooks covering a wide range of subjects. Most ebook platforms can be accessed off campus using your usual King’s username and password. Ebook Central is an ebook platform that allows King’s to make a greater range of ebooks available to our users that we couldn't afford to purchase outright, by allowing them to be "borrowed" for twenty-four hours.

Currently, we have access to over 200,000 titles through the Ebook Central, it can be accessed through A-Z Databases by searching the databases for Ebook Central. You will need to log in with your King’s username and password.




NHS eresources

NHS staff can register for an NHS OpenAthens username and password

Once you have registered you can use the NHS OpenAthens account to access NHS eresources (databases, journals, ebooks and elearning) from any computer with Internet access.

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Find online lists of books, journals and websites your lecturers expect you to read for your…