Throughout the 2020-21 academic year and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are carefully managing our libraries and other study spaces. Wherever you are studying on campus, it is important that you follow the latest university guidance to protect your own health and the health of those around you.
 
During the national lockdown, the government has advised that students should have a compelling reason to return to campus to access study space. For example, you might not have appropriate space or equipment in your accommodation, or you may need in-person support from Student Support & Wellbeing Services. If you are able to study at home then please do so to enable students who need to be on campus to access appropriate space.
 
To help us manage spaces that might be quieter than usual, you might be asked to sign in when you arrive on campus; please remember to bring your King's ID card.
 
If you need to use prayer facilities while on campus, then at the moment you can use Prayer Rooms in the Strand building (S-1.03). There are disposable paper prayers mats in both sisters’ and brothers’ rooms, with hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes for cleaning wudu facilities before/after use.
 
The rest of this article explains the study spaces available at each campus:

 
 

Denmark Hill

Spaces you can study at Denmark Hill:

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Libraries

A variety of safely distanced study spaces are available in our libraries. All visits to a library need to be booked, you may place a booking at any time during the day, however you should ensure you confirm your space before travelling. If you no longer require your study space session, please cancel your booking to allow the space to be free for other people to use.​​​
 
At Denmark Hill, the IoPPN library is currently closed but you can book an individual study space at Weston Education Centre Library via the online booking systemBookings are available in morning and afternoon slots, Monday to Friday.

Questions about library spaces and services are welcome via libanswers.kcl.ac.uk.

 

 

Informal learning spaces

The IoPPN and WEC restaurants are open for informal study Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00.

The WEC restaurant will be open 08:30 – 15:00 to provide drinks and snacks. Find your way using the Denmark Hill campus maps & directions.

Important to know:

  • You do not need to book an informal study space in advance, you can turn up on the day.

  • There are signs at each campus to direct you to informal learning spaces; our reception staff will also be able to direct you. 

  • Clearly identified information points will be staffed from 09:00 – 10:00 and 13:00 – 14:00. Outside these hours there will be a contact number for the relevant Campus Ambassador.

  • We aim to ensure informal study spaces are available from 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday on every campus. However, this might vary in line with the latest COVID-19 tier requirements and lockdown restrictions; staff at each location will be able to provide the most up-to-date opening times.

 

 

KCLSU space

The KCLSU@IOPPN space is open Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00.

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Guy's

Spaces you can study at Guy’s:

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Libraries

A variety of safely distanced study spaces are available in our libraries. All visits to a library need to be booked, you may place a booking at any time during the day, however you should ensure you confirm your space before travelling. If you no longer require your study space session, please cancel your booking to allow the space to be free for other people to use.

At Guy’s, you can book an individual study space at New Hunt's House Library via the online booking systemBookings are available in morning, afternoon and evening slots, Monday to Friday.

Questions about library spaces and services are welcome via libanswers.kcl.ac.uk.

 

 

Student Computer Rooms

To ensure safe distancing, we have had to reduce the capacity within our computer rooms and implement a booking system.

Bookings are available in two slots Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00.

Visit Guy's Campus Computers to book your space.

Important to know:

  • Before booking a space you should have completed the Workrite “Safe at King’s” e-learning module. Visit Health & Safety's e-learning intranet page for information on how to access and complete.

  • You can book one session per day, and a total of two per week.

  • You will need to verify your booking via email as part of the booking process.

 

 

Informal learning spaces

The Science Gallery is open for informal study Monday to Friday 08:00 – 16:00.

The New Hunt's House Keats cafe will be open 08:00 – 16:00 to provide drinks and snacks. Find your way using the Guy's campus maps & directions.

Important to know:

  • You do not need to book an informal study space in advance, you can turn up on the day.

  • There are signs at each campus to direct you to informal learning spaces; our reception staff will also be able to direct you. 

  • Clearly identified information points will be staffed from 09:00 – 10:00 and 13:00 – 14:00. Outside these hours there will be a contact number for the relevant Campus Ambassador.

  • We aim to ensure informal study spaces are available from 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday on every campus. However, this might vary in line with the latest COVID-19 tier requirements and lockdown restrictions.

 

 

KCLSU space

KCLSU Hub is open Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 18:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 18:00. Spaces available:

  • Entrance B (card access only)

  • AR 1, AR 2, AR 3 & AR 4

  • MR 1 & MR 2

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Strand

Spaces you can study at Strand:

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Libraries

The Maughan Library is currently closed, so the nearest library is at Waterloo campus. All visits to a library need to be booked, you may place a booking at any time during the day, however you should ensure you confirm your space before travelling. If you no longer require your study space session, please cancel your booking to allow the space to be free for other people to use.

At Waterloo, you can book an individual study space at Franklin-Wilkins Library via the online booking systemBookings are available in morning and afternoon slots, Monday to Friday.

Questions about library spaces and services are welcome via libanswers.kcl.ac.uk.

 

 

Student Computer Rooms

To ensure safe distancing, we have had to reduce the capacity within our computer rooms.

There is currently one student computer room available on the 5th floor of Bush House South East Wing; you don't need to book in advance. Find your way using the Strand campus maps & directions.

You might also want to look at the computer space available at Waterloo campus (see Waterloo section below).

 

 

Informal learning spaces

Bush House South East Wing is open for informal study Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00.

The Shack Cafe is open 09:00 – 16:00 to provide drinks and snacks. Find your way using the Strand campus maps & directions.

Important to know:

  • You do not need to book an informal study space in advance, you can turn up on the day.

  • There are signs at each campus to direct you to informal learning spaces; our reception staff will also be able to direct you. 

  • Clearly identified information points will be staffed from 09:00 – 10:00 and 13:00 – 14:00. Outside these hours there will be a contact number for the relevant Campus Ambassador.

  • We aim to ensure informal study spaces are available from 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday on every campus. However, this might vary in line with the latest COVID-19 tier requirements and lockdown restrictions.

 

Music & Geography students

Due to specific requirements for equipment, there is a limited amount of dedicated space available to Music and Geography students for informal learning. This has to be booked in advance via departmental systems and proof of booking is required to gain access to site.

 

 

KCLSU space

Bush House South East Wing is open Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 18:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 18:00. Spaces available:

  • The Vault in the basement

  • Lower Loft on the 7th floor

  • The Meadow on the 8th floor

  • AR C, AR D & AR F on the 8th floor

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St Thomas'

A variety of safely distanced study spaces are available in our libraries. All visits to a library need to be booked, you may place a booking at any time during the day, however you should ensure you confirm your space before travelling. If you no longer require your study space session, please cancel your booking to allow the space to be free for other people to use.

At St. Thomas’, you can book an individual study space at St Thomas' House Library via the online booking system
Bookings are available in morning, afternoon and evening slots, Monday to Friday.

Questions about library spaces and services are welcome via libanswers.kcl.ac.uk.

 

 

Waterloo

Spaces you can study at Waterloo:

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Libraries

A variety of safely distanced study spaces are available in our libraries. All visits to a library need to be booked, you may place a booking at any time during the day, however you should ensure you confirm your space before travelling. If you no longer require your study space session, please cancel your booking to allow the space to be free for other people to use.

At Waterloo, you can book an individual study space at Franklin-Wilkins Library via the online booking systemBookings are available in morning and afternoon slots, Monday to Friday.

Questions about library spaces and services are welcome via libanswers.kcl.ac.uk.

 

 

Student Computer Rooms

To ensure safe distancing, we have had to reduce the capacity within our computer rooms and implement a booking system.

Bookings are available in two slots Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00.

Visit Waterloo Campus Computers to book your space.

Important to know:

  • Before booking a space you should have completed the Workrite “Safe at King’s” e-learning module. Visit Health & Safety's e-learning intranet page for information on how to access and complete.

  • You can book one session per day, and a total of two per week.

  • You will need to verify your booking via email as part of the booking process.

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Informal learning spaces

The restaurant on the first floor of Franklin-Wilkins Building is open for informal study Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00.

The Bytes Cafe will be open 08:00 – 16:00 to provide drinks and snacks. Find your way using the Waterloo campus maps & directions.

Important to know:

  • You do not need to book an informal study space in advance, you can turn up on the day.

  • There are signs at each campus to direct you to informal learning spaces; our reception staff will also be able to direct you. 

  • Clearly identified information points will be staffed from 09:00 – 10:00 and 13:00 – 14:00. Outside these hours there will be a contact number for the relevant Campus Ambassador.

  • We aim to ensure informal study spaces are available from 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday on every campus. However, this might vary in line with the latest COVID-19 tier requirements and lockdown restrictions.

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