Libraries & Collections provides a range of books and online journals to support your studies and research. All of our print books, and most journal articles can be located with Library Search:
New to using Library Search?
You can find online tutorials on using Library Search to find books and journals around your subject. Find them in the Getting started with the Library section of KLaSS:
Arts (General) - Room 2.44
Museums (General) - Room 1.58
Visual Arts - Room 2.45
Museums and Galleries - Room 2.45
Books on English can be found between PR1 and PR9680, with a selection of specific sections below:
For books about music:
Due to COVID-19, our 1-1 appointments have moved online. They will be taking place on Microsoft Teams for the foreseeable future.
How do I book? You can book by clicking the button below. Once you've made your booking, you will be sent an electronic invitation you can use to access the appointment. We recommend joining with video enabled, for optimal benefit. If you can only join to listen/see us and communicate via chat, please let your librarian know ahead of the appointment.
How do I use Microsoft Teams? MS Teams works with Chrome, IE and Edge browsers, and can be downloaded to both Windows PCs and Macs. More guidance is available here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/teachlearntech/assets/student-view-of-microsoft-teams.pdf. If you are NHS staff, the good news is that Teams has been made generally available to the NHS – further information can be found here https://support.nhs.net/.
What are the 1-1s for? These sessions are designed to help with using the library's online resources, databases and literature searching. Please note, we cannot assist with proofreading enquiries. Similarly, 1-1 appointments are not intended for supporting systematic reviews, but we can help with the basics like searching databases effectively, if that's where you're stuck. For more help with sys reviews, King's students and staff can consult with a senior librarian on our 'Advanced Searching for Systematic Reviews' forum on KEATs.
What other help is available? Before seeking a 1-1 appointment, we encourage you to try out our other online support channels. We've designed them with your frequently asked questions and common issues in mind. Information on these channels can be found elsewhere on this page, and you can find out how to contact us via email or Live Chat on our Contact Us webpages for further questions.
Until we see you again, stay safe and healthy!
The MyReadingLists system will let you look up online lists of books, journals and websites your lecturers expect you to read for your lectures and seminars:
New to MyReadingLists?
Find out how to look up your module reading lists in the Getting started with the Library section of KLaSS:
These online book collections won't be searched by Library Search but contain thousands of titles on a huge variety of subjects. Check each collection's description for details of borrowing procedures and limitations.
Don't forget: You can browse the full range of databases and resources with the A-Z databases list:
New to using ebooks?
You can find online tutorials on locating, opening and reading ebooks available at King's. Find them in the Getting Started With The Library section of KLaSS:
New to using KLaSS forums?
Make sure you're enrolled on KLaSS by using the link below: