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The library at Kingston School of Art, Knights Park, is the perfect place to study. The library was re-opened as the Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll Centre in February 2012 after a major redevelopment. Located on the ground floor near reception, the library is at the heart of the campus close to social space, the art shop, the student office and the canteen.

A wide range of books and journals on art, design and architecture are held, including a special collection of rare books and material in unusual formats. The library also has a collection of films and documentaries on DVD. Print material is complemented by an extensive electronic library of books, journals, images and subject databases.

Space is zoned into silent, quiet and group study areas, the majority of study spaces have power sockets for laptop users and Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.

There are two group study rooms which can be booked by students. The dual-boot Macs in the atrium area cater for both Mac and Windows users and have the same specialist software for art and design as those available in the Kingston School of Art's digital media workshops.

Extra help and information is available for students with disabilities or special needs. The library's Adaptive Technology Room includes:

  • specialist enabling software and equipment; and
  • height adjustable study tables.

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Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000