King's College London Libraries
About the library
Libraries & Collections is a key division within the Directorate of Students and Education at King’s College London, supporting the institution’s teaching, learning, research and administrative activity. King's Libraries offer a huge multidisciplinary information resource base including over 1.2 million printed books and ebooks; more than 60,000 journals, reference tools, statistical data, official publications, maps, music scores, multimedia resources, photographs and manuscripts.
There are six campus libraries providing information resources relevant to all the subjects taught locally. In addition we have a range of unique material available in our Archives, which includes the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, and the Foyle Special Collections Library holds over 200,000 items – printed books, pamphlets and periodicals, as well as maps, slides, manuscripts, typescripts and photographs – ranging in date from the 15th century to the present day.
Libraries & Collections also offers a portfolio of services to King’s Health Partners an extensive network of affiliated organisations including NHS staff from three internationally renowned trusts: King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, and South London & Maudsley.
For opening hours and more contact methods including staffed phone hours and live chat, see https://www.kcl.ac.uk/library/contact,
The local library catalogue is available online.
British Library inter-library loan codes
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.
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. See their website for details. 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.