The library on the Kingston Hill campus is called the Nightingale Centre, named after Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) who was a regular visitor to Kingston Hill.
The Nightingale Centre boasts a range of learning environments organised into silent, quiet and group study zones. In total there are over 750 study spaces available, 250 of which have a fixed computer. There are five bookable group study rooms for when you need to work together. The large Learning Cafe serves light snacks and drinks.
The library has long opening hours and is open 24 hours a day from Sunday to Thursday during key teaching weeks (October to May).
A wide range of books and journals are also available electronically and can therefore be accessed off campus from home or halls of residence. The wireless network in the library means you can work from your laptop or mobile device.
The Nightingale Centre contains specialist resources for music students including scores, sheet music, records, CDs and dedicated Mac computers with specialist software. Education students can use the extensive Teaching Resources Collection which includes fiction and non-fiction for children and young people.
For business students, as well as specialist books and journals, students can use the Bloomberg trading room where different trading techniques can be applied in practice with real live data. Kingston University is one of only a small number of universities across the UK to have introduced such a trading room.
For healthcare students, as well as specialist books and journals, there are subject drop-ins which can help with searching for information and referencing.
Help and information is on hand for all students at the help desks. The library's Access Technology Room provides specialist enabling software and equipment.