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Joining the library

Joining the library - NHS staff


King's College London provides multidisciplinary library services to NHS staff working for King's Health Partners – Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

The service also extends to staff working for the NHS in South East London, within the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Staff employed by Viapath are no longer eligible for access to library services unless on a course of study at the university or holding affiliate status.

Please see Libraries link on the right for further information about our Library sites and services, including opening hours.

Take a two minute tour of our services

Please note that we have paused registering people for access to Library spaces.  You can still register for online resources via OpenAthens.
To start the registration process for any King's College London Library NHS staff should complete our online registration form (temporarilty available from 18/3/2020).  

After completing the first step you will be informed when to visit King's College London security to obtain a King's ID card (more detail below).  This will generally be two hours from when we enter your details. 

Once you have a King's ID card you can return to the Library, during staffed opening hours, to complete your registration and be ready to use all of our services.

Obtaining a King's ID card 

The same King's ID card opens the gates at all our Libraries and is your Library card for borrowing materials. Cards can be obtained from:
  • Weston Education Centre security desk - Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
  • St Thomas' Hospital security desk at Gate 3 (located between the Prideaux Building and the old Medical School building) - Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
  • New Hunt's House security desk in New Hunt's House (the building opposite the main entrance to Guy's Hospital) - Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
  • Franklin-Wilkins Building - Waterloo Campus; Ground floor - Security Helpdesk, 0207 848 3800 - Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • IoPPN Main Building security desk - Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

If you are unable to attend at these times please contact Site Services on the Guys campus on 020 7848 6828.

Renewing your access / moving Trust

We will contact you when it is time to renew your access.  Please just call in with your Trust ID badge and we can ensure that we continue to hold the correct details for you.  If you do move Trust then please let us know.


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