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Facilities & Resources

Printed collections

Most War Studies material at King’s is found at the Maughan Library and Information Services Centre on Chancery Lane. The Library of Congress classification scheme is used for arranging books on the shelves. The Library catalogue will help you find the classmark for particular books or subject areas. Read more on the Library Services page

London Libraries

As well as King’s own libraries, students may use the University of London Library, The British Library and British Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE)

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Founded in 1964 the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives is a leading repository for research into modern defence policy in Britain - its strategy, planning and conduct. The Centre holds the private papers of over 700 senior defence personnel who held office from 1900 onwards.
On average, 30 new named archival collections are accessioned every year. More recent accessions have reflected the work of the services in the dismantling of the British Empire, as well as the British role in United Nations peacekeeping forces and in the Persian Gulf.

Chatham House

The Department of War Studies has a student membership facility at Chatham House which allows access to the library and events for postgraduate students.
Member services include access to:
  • lending and reference books
  • Chatham House publications and periodicals
  • transcripts and audio recordings
  • photocopying facilities and
  • wireless internet access.


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