Kingston University library buildings are now available to all Kingston University students and staff on a reduced capacity basis. We hope to restore access for all our learners and the wider community in the future and will share further details as soon as these become available. Please remember it is mandatory to wear a mask in all library buildings.
Opening hours are subject to change at short notice in response to local or national Government restrictions.
All four libraries are wheelchair accessible with hearing loops and height adjustable tables available. Disabled parking is provided at each site with accessible toilets either inside or very close to the libraries.
Detailed information is available on AccessAble:
The libraries provide a variety of additional support options designed to improve access to services and facilities for students who have been assessed by the disability and mental health team. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to an advisor about your individual requirements.
Assessed additional services include:
You may be entitled to use equipment in the Access Technology Rooms (ATRs) in the libraries. The ATRs have the following:
You may have been advised of the need for a personal evacuation plan. If you have one of these you should follow those guidelines. If you do not have a personal evacuation plan and feel that you need one (for example if you have a mobility difficulty or a hearing impairment) you should contact the disability and mental health team at email@example.com who will be able to advise you.
The general guidelines are that you are advised to inform the library staff on arrival if you have mobility difficulties or impaired hearing so that library staff are aware that you are in the building in case of emergency evacuation. If you are hearing impaired, you are advised not to work alone on remote floors (at Penrhyn Road and Kingston Hill), as the emergency alarm system works only on an audible principle at the present time.
Lifts must not be used during an emergency or fire drill. If you are unable to use the stairs, please be aware of the designated refuge areas which are typically located in stairwells.