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College Library Services

The Kensington and Chelsea College Library has a team of dedicated, trained and professional staff who provide support to cater for your learning needs in our well-equipped Libraries.

Students can access resources for their course of study, as well as receive support with assignments, finding information, using IT applications or improving their research and study skills.

Our Libraries at Chelsea and Kensington provide a full range of services for students including:

  • Books, CDs and DVDs for loan

  • Journals

  • Newspapers

  • E-books from Overdrive, eBrary and Dawson Books

  • Online Databases

  • Online Journals

  • Computers (Windows and Apple Mac)

  • Laptops

  • Software, including specialist software

  • Photocopiers

  • Printers, including colour printers

  • Scanners

  • Wireless access

  • Stationery for sale

  • Study spaces for individual or group work*

*Only our Kensington Library provides space for group work.

Library opening hours

Day Chelsea Kensington
Monday 9.00 – 17.00 9.00 – 20.00
Tuesday 9.00 – 20.00 9.00 – 20.00
Wednesday 9.00 – 17.00 9.00 – 17.00
Thursday 9.00 – 20.00 9.00 – 17.00
Friday 9.00 – 16.00 9.00 – 16.00

online resources

Heritage Online

Our online catalogue Heritage Online is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


This powerful online reference system from EBSCO contains full text for more than 2,100 journals. Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985. The database includes PDF images for the great majority of journals; many of these PDFs are native (searchable) or scanned-in-colour.


Overdrive is our digital service that allows you to download a variety of audiobooks and eBooks to use on your computer or compatible mobile device.

iLearn / Moodle

Access Library Resources here Moodle



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