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Borrowing

 

 

We have enhanced 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. 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.

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 A-Z list of journals 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

Reserve & collect service

Where access to a book is essential and not available electronically then the Reserve & Collect service is available. 

Four steps

  1. 1

    Reserve

  2. 2

    Await email

  3. 3

    Book a slot

  4. 4

    Collect

For the latest information about our services please see the Library coronavirus update page.

 

 

 

MyReadingList

MyReadingList

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Fines

Fines

Why we have fines and what we do with this money?