King's College London Libraries

Contact details

Website: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)20 78482424

About the library

Library Services is a key department at King’s College London supporting the institution’s teaching, learning, research and administrative activity. Library Services provide an extensive range of research and teaching resources including over 1.25 million books and ebooks, thousands of journals and over 5 million archival documents. Additional resources include: special collections of historical significance, theses, dissertations, reference tools, official publications, research reports, statistical data, maps, music scores, vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, photographs, manuscripts and microforms.

King's libraries are located across the five main campuses offering subject-specific resources:

  • Strand campus:
    Maughan Library, Chancery Lane, holds humanities, law, physical sciences and engineering collections. It also houses the Foyle Special Collections Library and the Tony Arnold Library of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
    King's College London Archives which incorporates the Liddell Hart Library (records are incorporated in the main catalogue. To restrict a search to the Liddell Hart Library: (1) access 'Multi-field search' (2) under 'limit search to', find 'library' and select 'Liddell Hart Library')
  • Waterloo campus: the Franklin-Wilkins Library holds nursing, midwifery, biomedical, health and life sciences, management and education collections.
  • Guy's campus: New Hunt's House Library, covers biomedical sciences, medicine and dentistry.
  • Denmark Hill campus:
    The Weston Education Centre Library, holds basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, dentistry and health sciences.
    Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, & Neuroscience Library covers psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, neurology, neurosciences and genetics.
  • St Thomas' Campus: St Thomas' House Library, covers basic medical sciences, clinical medicine and health services.
  • Bethlem Royal Hospital: Bethlem Library provides support to South London and Maudsley Trust staff working at Bethlem Royal Hospital.

The local library catalogue is available online.

King's College London also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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Policy code


For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of King's College London Library records in Library Hub Discover here.