Our libraries are open for browsing, borrowing and study without the need to book before you visit. If you are new to King's have a look at the Library Guide for your subject to learn more about the libraries.
We have enhanced our onlineservices, and it is expected that you will be able to access what you need when 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. King’s have provided significant additional funding to ensure the core texts on reading lists are provided in ebook format where it is possible to do so, if you are having difficulty accessing a resource online please contact us. 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.
Due to licencing restrictions some resources are not available off campus – these resources will be clearly marked. We continue to work with publishers to make these resources available off campus wherever possible. Please access resources via our A-Z list of databases and Journal Search 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. Where journal articles are not on NHS OpenAthens, NHS Staff are able to request them from our collections without visiting a library.
If you are new to King’s or need a refresher on how to search for resources you can visit our Getting Started guide
Books cannot be issued without your King's ID card, if you need to collect a Student King's ID card please check the situation via Student Services Online.
Libraries & Collections: borrowing, renewal and returning items
The following document outlines:
• Borrowing items, including loan periods
• Renewing items
• Returning items, including postal returns