With the library buildings closed, there are still ways to access e-resources and get help online including:
Access to online collections
You will continue to have access to our wide range of online databases, journals, ebooks, and other online material - including digital content held by Archives and Special Collections during this period. Due to licensing restrictions, some resources are not available off-campus – these resources will be clearly marked. We are making good progress working with publishers to make these resources available off-campus wherever possible.
We have a variety of online support and learning to help you access and make the most of our resources.
Online help and support
The latest Libraries & Collections update includes FAQs with advice on the most common library questions during this period.
Monday – Friday between 09:30-17:30 library staff will be responding to emails via firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively, you can use our 24/7 Live chat service
If you need more in-depth help you can book a Microsoft Teams 1:1 with a librarian available Monday to Friday. These sessions include help with accessing online resources on how to use databases or how to plan and create strategies for literature searching. If you need particular help around finding and evaluating information for health topics you can also use this forum on KEATS
King’s Academy 1:1 sessions offer a range of support in academic writing, scientific writing, academic reading, and statistics. These sessions can also assist with learning online, planning, time management, how to better edit and proofread your work, help boost your confidence and support you with the skills necessary to undertake a course in higher education and beyond.
Book an online Study Skills session via King’s Academic Skills for Learning
Sessions available 7 days a week.
Downtime and Mental Wellbeing
Having some downtime away from studying is good for your mental wellbeing. To help you, library staff have created a couple of playlists for a TV and film on-demand service you already have access to for free as a King’s student. Click on the playlist link below and sign in with your normal King’s ID and password.
BoB playlist - Box of Broadcasts (BoB) in an on-demand TV and radio for Education service that has an archive of over 2 million broadcasts.