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Before your Arrive: Access to resources

Before you Arrive: Key information as we reopen

Libraries & Collections are carrying out a staged reopening of our spaces throughout September and October to support your studies in the coming semester.

The health of students and staff remains our priority. For this reason we have worked over the summer to improve our online services, and it is expected you will be able to meet many of your needs working remotely, through our webpages, e-resources and live chat.

In line with King’s Staying safe on Campus guidance, we will be providing bookable slots for both study space and for access to our physical collections.

Please bear with us as we continue to update information to reflect our revised and developing services.

Before you arrive: Download the Welcome to King's App

The Welcome to King’s app provides prospective and new students with all the information you need for Open Days and new student Welcome activity. Whether you’re a prospective student attending an Open Day event or a new student ready to enrol, the app will introduce you to King’s College London and all the amazing things our King’s community has to offer.

Before you arrive: Enrol onto the KASL and KLaSS modules on KEATS

The activities, exercises, pathways and forums linked in this guide can be found on KEATS, our virtual learning platform. KEATS is based on Moodle which you may have used in your college or previous institution.

A really easy and useful thing to do when you arrive at King's is to enrol yourself onto the KASL and KLaSS modules on KEATS so you can get a good head start on your success at King's!

You'll need your King's username (looks like K1234567) and password to enrol onto KASL and KLaSS

Don't have your King's username and password yet?

Look out for an email from King's with further details and self-service password set up.

Before you arrive: Get to know KEATS

Before you Arrive: Coronavirus FAQs

When you arrive: Getting started with the Library

Your King's Libraries can help you excel in your studies in lots of ways. Get a head start on finding the resources you need with our Getting started with the Library module on KEATS.  Some changes are due to be made to the Getting Started with the Library module over the coming days.

Can't see the module just yet?

Make sure you've enrolled onto the KLaSS home module first:

When you arrive: Using our Libraries for the first time

Find your Library

A booking system is in operation for all visits to the Library.  There are slots to access books and others for study space.  You will not be able to enter a Library without a booking and these should be made before you travel to the Library.  We will be answering your questions via our online channels with the Information Points in the Libraries closed.  Check the booking system for more details and availability as libraries reopen.

Our Libraries are found in central and south London, usually very close to major train stations and bus routes. The collections are built to reflect the subjects being taught at each campus, but you're able to visit and work at any King's Library.

When you arrive: Visit the Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections hold a unique, internationally significant and continually expanding range of archival and printed sources. We welcome all King’s students and staff to use our collections. 

Subject strengths include:

  • King's College London and its merged institutions
  • Theology
  • Military and defence studies
  • Travel and exploration
  • Empire and Commonwealth; international relations
  • Medicine and nursing
  • Modern Greece
  • 20th century Germany
  • Languages and Literature
  • Science and botany

When you arrive: Disability Support from Libraries & Collections

Physical access to our Libraries - AccessAble

Looking for details and instructions when accessing different buildings at King's? Click the link below and choose the Campus you'll be using.

Accessible Formats

Documents are available in a range of formats. The webpages linked below will give you more details and information.

Contact Disability Support

The Disability Support department provides and coordinates support to staff and students throughout the College. Find their contact details with the link below.