Kingston University library buildings are open for all our learners and the wider community.
Please note, to help manage building capacity from Monday 23 May 2022 until 30 June 2022 – only Kingston University students, staff or invited guests are allowed to use our study desks / study areas. Visitors are welcome to view our buildings and use our cafes but not use study areas.
From 1 July 2022 – Designated study spaces will be available to visitors – more information to follow nearer the time.
Face coverings are a personal choice when in any library building. You can also check-in using the NHS Test and Trace service by scanning the QR code you will find at the entrance to all libraries.
An Information Centre service operates at all Kingston University Libraries. Both Information Centre and specialist library staff offer a variety of channels to support students with their studies or support needs. Students can click on the 'Chat now' box on iCat to access this support.
Students and staff can also log in to My Kingston to access a range of library services, including our extensive e-book and e-journal collections available through the iCat library catalogue. To learn more about the services we offer, you can enrol on the library module on Canvas.
The Library and Learning Services at Kingston University supports our students and staff in pursuing their learning, teaching and research ambitions.
Our focus is on the delivery of high-quality learning resources and services to students and staff (face to face and online). We support a wide range of information-driven activity from skills support through to innovative online learning experiences.
This is achieved through the following key areas:
On 6 January 2020 the library at our Penrhyn Road campus moved into the new Town House building.