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All the campus libraries have now re-opened, the health of students and staff remains our priority and we have been making careful changes to reduce risks and help keep people safe. 

We have improved our online services, and it is expected that you will be able to access what you need working remotely. This includes access to our wide range of  online databases, journals, ebooks and other online material - including digital content held by  Archives and Special Collections 

Due to licencing restrictions some resources are not available off campus – these resources will be clearly marked. We have made good progress working with publishers to make these resources available off campus wherever possible. Please access resources from ourA-Z list of databases and of ejournals, so that the King’s login box appears, and you are able to access the content.

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.

You can find online tutorials on using Library Search to find books and journals around your subject. Find them in the  Getting started with the Library  section of  KLaSS e-learning modules.

Bookable slots

A booking system is in operation for all visits to the libraries, there are bookable slots for study spaces and to borrow books .  You will not be able to enter a Library without a booking and these should be made at least one day before you travel to the Library. 

At the Maughan Library access to browse the book collections is not currently possible, therefore at this library there will be a Reserve and Collect service, starting on 28 September.






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Library Search

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


Finding resources

We have been working with lecturers over the summer to switch to eresources for your modules and make them accessible directly through your MyReadingLists.

The MyReadingLists system will let you look up online lists of books, journals and websites your lecturers expect you to read for your lectures and seminars.

Type in your module code or use a keyword search to find your online Reading List.

All of our books and most journal articles can be located with Library Search.

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Self-service borrowing

You can find self-service kiosks around the libraries allowing you to borrow, return and pay fines. You will need to your King's ID card to use the kiosks.

All books are auto-renewed unless requested by another user.



Article and book requests

If a book or journal article is not available at King’s at all, then it may be possible to obtain it via the interlending and document delivery service.




Accessing eresources

Libraries & Collections provides access to a wide range of eresources for students and staff.

Many of the ebooks, databases and ejournals are available off-campus.

If you are a NHS staff member you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password to access NHS eresources






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