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Accessibility Guide to Library Eresources: Home

A guide to the accessibility of electronic databases, ebooks and ejournals with information on their use with assistive software


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Welcome to the Library Services guide to accessing electronic books, journals and databases for users of screen readers and/or keyboards. We have tried to gather together what we know about our most used resources. 

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the Open University library team who allowed us to use information on accessibility from their website .

We are keen for you to share any updates, hints and tips for accessing the resources you find useful while studying at King's. Please send them to us using any of the means in the Contact Us box.

King’s Library Services is dedicated to developing consistently innovative, trusted and accessible services, collections and resources in pursuit of the King’s mission. We aim to be responsive, inclusive, knowledgeable and friendly – proudly supporting the University community: every student, every colleague, every time.

In line with the College's Equalities Policy, Library Services is committed to providing inclusive, user-oriented services to support students and staff during their time at King's. Library staff are available to help users make full use of its services and facilities.


Accessibility Guide Layout

The guide is organised alphabetically by vendor (publisher/platform).  For each vendor we have added the following information when available -

Resource type

Web accessibility standard:

Instructions for screen reader and keyboard users:

Link to information on the vendor's website

List of databases with links

There is information on assistive technology on the Additional Information page and also much more information on the Disability Support guide

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Disability Support Contacts

If you have a query specifically related to library support, our team will be happy to help.

You can email or speak to any of the following designated Disability Support representatives at your nearest library:


Denmark Hill Campus:

Weston Education Centre Library (WEC) & Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IOPPN) Library 

Contact: Laura Alcock or Ian Keeling

 Tel: 020 7848 5541


Guy’s and St Thomas’s Campus:

New Hunt's House Library & St Thomas' House Library

Contact: Robin Staniland or Catherine Bird

Tel: 020 7848 6600 (for New Hunts House) 

      020 7848 6740 (for St Thomas' House)


Strand Campus:

Archives and Corporate Records

Contact: Frances Pattman

Tel: 020 7848 2015


The Maughan Library

Contact: Paola Hayward or Adam Garside

Tel: 020 7848 2424


Waterloo Campus:

Franklin-Wilkins Library

Contacts: Tracy Pigott or Andrea D'Cruz

Tel: 020 7848 4378