Skip to Main Content


Explore our online catalogue and digital resources for collections relating to:

  • History of King's College London and its merged institutions
  • Military and defence studies
  • Travel and exploration
  • Empire and Commonwealth
  • History of medicine and nursing
  • History of modern Greece
  • English Literature (20th Century)
  • History of science


St Thomas' Hospital, c1896.

Nurses washing new-born babies at King's College Hospital in 1915.

Foyle Special Collections

Surgical amputation, image from 1754.



Anatomical drawing of musculature from 1543.

Special Collections for Life Science & Medicine

Special Collections hold material relating to life sciences and medicine, including the historical collections of the constituent medical schools of the University, reflecting the College’s long and illustrious tradition of medical teaching and research.