Libraries & Collections provides a range of books and online journals to support your studies and research. We have worked with your lecturers to try and ensure key readings are available online. 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 page of this guide:
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:
If you want to develop your overall research skills we recommend exploring our KLaSS e-learning, our bookable workshops, or our support for Systematic Reviewers. If you need help with a specific task or skill like using e-resources or literature searches, our 1-1s offer you a space to talk it through with a librarian. Book by clicking the button below.
I would prefer an in-person 1-1 appointment. The majority of our 1-1s with a librarian are currently offered online. If this is not suitable - for example, if you have poor internet connection at home - please use the button below to fill out a form and one of our senior library assistants will be in touch to arrange a time and date for an in-person appointment.
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 page of this guide:
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:
If a title in your reading list is supplied as a Kortext e-textbook (please ask your module leader for confirmation), the resources page linked below is designed to help you get the most from this versatile format.
The page features guidance on highlighting text, searching text, making notes, sharing notes, exporting references, together with information on how to use the mobile apps reader: