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Franklin-Wilkins Library

Find Franklin-Wilkins Library


Once you find the building the library entrance is on the first floor.

In order to gain access, you will need your King’s ID card.

You will then find the Meet & Greet point straight ahead as you enter.

Staff can be recognised by their purple lanyards.


The collection at the Franklin-Wilkins Library supports the teaching and research needs of nursing & midwifery students and is home to extensive management, bioscience and education holdings. As law students have many lectures at the Franklin-Wilkins building we also provide a small collection of law books.

  • Biochemistry
  • Education
  • Forensic science
  • Law (LLB year 1 texts only)
  • Management
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Pharmacy

Opening hours:

27 September - 19 December 2021

The Franklin-Wilkins Library is open 24/7.

Important to know:

  • You just need your King’s ID card to enter the libraries.
  • No eating allowed, only lidded drinks are permitted.
  • It is expected that library users wear a face covering whilst in the libraries unless exempt.

Current opening hours for all libraries

Floor Plans

Library floor plans have been created to assist you find resources, services and facilities.

Study Spaces

Spread across two floors, the library hosts a variety of study spaces, including Group Study rooms, Computer Rooms, Postgraduate Zones, Assistive Technology rooms, a Wellbeing corner and Skype Pod. 

There are three different Zones in the library which are colour-coded on the Floor Plans. Choose a zone that suits your study needs and be repectful of others studying around you.

Non-Library Support

If you have general student queries, make sure to drop by the Student Services desk at the entrance area, opposite the Library Information Point.

Alternatively, if you have any general IT queries (such as about printing, account support and accessing IT Services), pay a visit to the TechBar, next to the short loan area.