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Borrowing from the library

How many items can I borrow?

  • Associate college students: the number of items you can borrow depends on our agreement with your college. Please contact your course administrator for further details.
  • SCONUL Access visitors who can borrow: if you have been issued with a SCONUL Access card by your home institution, this allows you to borrow four items.
  • If you have purchased membership:
    • Individuals and alumni can borrow four items at one time.
    • Corporate members can borrow up to 15 items on one company ticket at any one time or nominate four members of staff to borrow up to four items each on separate ID cards.
  • If you are a current student or member of staff: you will find information on using the library on My Kingston or StaffSpace.

How long can I borrow items for?

Most items are loaned for seven days or four weeks. Seven-day items have a red label above the shelfmark.

Provided items have not been requested, the loan will automatically renew. We will email you if an item cannot be renewed and must be returned.

How do I borrow items?

You can borrow items using the self-service machines – you will need your ID card and your library PIN.

You can borrow items from any of the four learning resources centres.

Where do I return items?

Most items can be returned at any of the LRCs (not just the one where you borrowed the item from). Only desk loan and project loan items must be returned to the help desk in the LRC they were borrowed from.

You should return other items using the self-service machines in the LRCs, or the 'book drop box' near the entrance to each LRC when the LRCs are closed.

If you cannot come in to the University you can return items by post – please send postal returns by recorded delivery. Find the learning resources centres' addressess.

Unfortunately, we are unable to deal with items borrowed from St George's, University of London library.

Contact details

Learning resources centres

  • Knights Park:
    020 8417 4214
  • Kingston Hill:
    020 8417 5380
  • Penrhyn Road:
    020 8417 2101
  • Roehampton Vale:
    020 8417 4903

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Contact details

Learning resources centres

  • Knights Park:
    020 8417 4214
  • Kingston Hill:
    020 8417 5380
  • Penrhyn Road:
    020 8417 2101
  • Roehampton Vale:
    020 8417 4903

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Contact details

Learning resources centres

  • Knights Park:
    020 8417 4214
  • Kingston Hill:
    020 8417 5380
  • Penrhyn Road:
    020 8417 2101
  • Roehampton Vale:
    020 8417 4903

Find us on our social media channels:

    Instagram

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