This article summarises how Libraries & Collections can support you throughout your studies.

Important to know:

  • Our library buildings will be opening in a limited way from September, and we will be widening access to our physical materials in your campus libraries, Archives and Special Collections as and when we can do so in a way that continues to protect the health of the King's community.
  • All visits to a library need to be booked ahead of travel as you cannot enter without a booking. Learn how to book in our article Study space & computer rooms on campus.
  • We advise that you visit both the Libraries & Collections webpages and Coronavirus webpages for the latest updates on our services in the first instance.
 

In this article:

 
Using the Library for the first time
To help you to get started with using the Library for the first time, or if you’re a returning student, Libraries & Collections have created a helpful guide for new users that covers topics such as:
  • How to find resources in the Library
  • Using databases and e-journals
  • Using our Special Collections and Archives services
  • Subject Specific guides 

Online resources and study support for students 

Additional support for Disabled students 
Our article How does the Library support disabled students includes more information on how Libraries & Collections can support your learning. 


Contacting Libraries & Collections for additional support  
There are a number of ways you can get in touch with Libraries & Collections, if you need further support:

Where can I study on campus?
There are libraries located onsite all of our campuses, which include various study spaces across our campuses to suit all study needs.

Strand: The Maughan Library
Spread across four floors and mezzanines, The Maughan Library 
has a variety of study spaces suitable for either group or individual study, and has holdings and resources for Humanities, Law and Science subjects, which include: 
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Computer science
  • English
  • Film studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Theology & religious studies
  • War studies.


Facilities at the Maughan Library include:   
You can plan your visit by looking at the floor plan ahead of your journey. For more information about the facilities in the Maughan Library, take a look at the Maughan Library webpages.  

Waterloo: Franklin-Wilkins Library 
The collection at the Franklin-Wilkins Library supports the teaching and research needs of nursing & midwifery students, and also provide a small collection of law books. Holdings at Franklin-Wilkins include:
  • Biochemistry
  • Education
  • Forensic science
  • Law (LLB year 1 texts only)
  • Management
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Pharmacy
Spread across two floors, Franklin-Wilkins hosts a variety of study spaces, including Group Study rooms, Computer Rooms, Postgraduate Zones, Assistive Technology rooms, a Wellbeing corner and Skype Pod.  You can find out more information about the resources available at Franklin-Wilkins,  and view the floor plan on the Franklin-Wilkins Library webpages.

Denmark Hill: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Library
The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Library is one of the largest psychiatric libraries in Western Europe. Holdings include:
  • Psychology
  • Genetics
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
The IoPPN library hosts a variety of study spaces, including Group Study rooms, and Assistive Technology rooms. You can see the full list of resources, and view the floor plan on the IoPPN webpages.

Denmark Hill: Western Educational Centre (WEC)
Spread across two floors, the WEC hosts a variety of study spaces, including Group Study rooms, Computer Rooms, Postgraduate Zones, Assistive Technology rooms.
For more information about the resources available at the WEC and to view the floorplan, visit the WEC webpages.

Guy's: New Hunt's House Library

New Hunt's House Library resources cover all aspects of biomedical science, and have extensive resources for subject areas including:
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
You can find out more information about the resources available at New Hunts House and view the floorplan on the NHH webpages .

St Thomas’
St Thomas’ Library holds a range of clinical healthcare resources at St Thomas' House Library and include:
  • Basic medical sciences
  • Clinical medicine and health services research
  • Dermatology
  • Paediatrics.

St Thomas’ also hosts a variety of study spaces, including a Group Study room, a computer room and a Assistive Technology room. You can find out more information about the resources available at New Hunts House and view the floorplan on the St Thomas’ Library webpages.