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Library services for visitors

Kingston University library buildings are now 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. NHS Test and Trace service QR codes can be scanned using posters at main entrances to all libraries.

As a reference-only visitor, you can access print resources, for example, books, journals and use study spaces in the library abiding by the library policies, agreements and regulations.

Students from schools and colleges are welcome but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to be able to borrow print items, you will need to purchase membership rights.

Kingston University provides wireless internet access to visitors. For more details view our Information and Technology Services WiFi page.


The library houses Kingston University's archives and special collections, which include several Iris Murdoch collections, theatre collections such as the Sheridan Morley and Sondheim Society archives, and the Vane Ivanovic Library and Archive.

Please email with any queries.


Kingston University provides wireless internet access to visitors. For more details, see our Information and Technology Services WiFi page.

School and college visits

Teachers wishing to enquire about a school or college visit to the University should email You can also find out more about University outreach activities for schools and colleges.

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