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St Thomas’ House Library

Find St Thomas’ House Library


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

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

You will then find the Library Information Point on your left as you enter.

Staff can be recognised by their purple lanyards.


A close relationship with key London NHS Trusts, including Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, ensures significant complementary clinical healthcare resources at St Thomas' House Library. Holdings include:

  • Basic medical sciences
  • Clinical medicine and health services research
  • Dermatology
  • Paediatrics.

Opening hours:

Under the latest government guidance for the national lockdown period, our libraries and some study spaces will remain open for those students who have compelling reasons to come to campus, such as an inadequate study environment at home or for mental health reasons. In these circumstances you will continue to be able book a library study space or use an informal learning space on campus.

We are consolidating the number of library study spaces we have available, as such the Maughan, IoPPN and Wills libraries are currently closed for study space access.

It is expected you will be able to meet many of your needs working remotely, through our webpages, e-resources and LibAnswers services. King’s have provided significant additional funding to ensure we can provide the core texts on your reading lists in ebook format where it is possible to do so.

In line with King’s  Staying safe on Campus  guidance,  all library visits are by bookable slots only.

Semester opening hours

For the latest information about access to services please visit our Coronavirus update webpage.

Floor Plans

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

Study Spaces

Spread across one floor, the library hosts a variety of study spaces, including a Group Study room, a computer room an Assistive Technology room and a 24/7 room.

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.

Part of the St Thomas’ Campus


St Thomas’ House, St Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH

Telephone Number

+44 (0)20 7848 4440