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Town House

Kingston University library buildings are open for all our learners and the wider community.

To help manage building capacity throughout the academic year the following protocols apply:

  • 12 June 2023 to 14 April 2024: designated study spaces (limited capacity) will be available to visitors. For more information, see our library services for visitors page.
  • 15 April to Sunday 2 June 2024: as these are key academic weeks, 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 to use study areas.

We were delighted that on 6 January 2020 the library at our Penrhyn Road campus moved into the new Town House building. The Town House was an exciting project for us, and provides more study space, improved layout and facilities, including lots of natural light. The building contains teaching studios for dance, space for events, a covered courtyard, two cafes and two roof gardens. The Town House is a place to learn and connect with easy access to our collections, both printed and digital, with excellent IT facilities and connectivity.

Town House guide

The following describes what is located on each floor in the building. To find exact locations of library books please search the iCat Catalogue or use the iCat Catalogues on floors 2, 3 and 4.

  • Ground floor
  • Welcome desk
    Studio Theatre (Dance students only)
    Green room
    Book return
    Library book loan kiosk
    Eadweard's Cafe
    First aid room
    Showers and gender-neutral toilets

  • Floor 1
  • Library and Student Services help desks
    Courtyard gallery
    Shared learning space
    Dance studios (Dance students only)
    Showers (Dance students only)

  • Floor 2 – Group study
  • Library group study rooms
    Archives and special collections
    Library book loan kiosks
    Book returns

    Library books area A
    Study Skills
    000 - 099.99 (Computer science, Journalism & Publishing)

    Library books area B
    100 - 303.99 (Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences)

    Library books area C
    304 - 330.99 (Social Sciences, Politics, Economics)

  • Floor 3 – Whisper study
  • Assistive Technology Rooms (ATR)
    Library group study rooms
    Student PCs and printers
    Library book loan kiosks
    iCat - catalogue
    Water fountain

    Library books area D
    331 - 345.99 (Economics, Law)

    Library books area E
    346 - 571.99 (Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology)

    Library books area F
    Law case reports & statutes

    Library books area G
    572 - 659.99 (Biology, Medicine & Health, Engineering, Management)

    Library books area H
    660 - 791.99 (Sports, Film)

  • Floor 4 – Silent study
  • Student PCs and printers
    Reading garden
    Library book loan kiosk
    iCat - Catalogue
    Water fountain

    Library Books Area I
    792 - 826.99 (Theatre and Dance, Literature)

    Library Books Area J
    827 - 999.99 (Literature, History, Geography)

    Library journals A – F
    Library books area K
    Library journals G – Z

  • Floor 5
  • Recreational reading
    Rooftop cafe and garden
    The Corner

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