eBooks and eJournals

Welcome to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Digital Library: now the library is always open!

Introducing Zinio eMagazines

Kensington and Chelsea Libraries Zinio e-Magazine service lets you read full digital copies of your favourite magazines, for free, on your computer, smartphone or tablet. 36 different magazine titles are currently available, covering everything from The Economist to BBC Good Food and much more. Zinio is available at any time of the day or night. There is no limit to the number of magazines you can check out or how long you have them, and you can also adjust the magazine type size to suit your needs.

Already registered? Go straight to Zinio–Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

Want to register? To set up Zinio on your computer, follow the instructions for first time users.

Full list of Zinio eMagazines available to download

25 Beautiful Homes
Android Magazine
Auto Express
BBC Easycook
BBC Good Food Magazine
BBC History Magazine
BBC Music
BBC Top Gear Magazine
BBC Wildlife Magazine
Computer Shopper
Cosmopolitan UK
Country Homes & Interiors
Digital Camera World
Digital SLR Photography
Elle UK
Esquire UK
Good Housekeeping UK
Harper's Bazaar UK
Health & Fitness
HELLO! magazine UK
Homes & Gardens
Ideal Home
Instyle UK
iPad & iPhone User
Living Etc
Men's Fitness UK
National Geographic Interactive
New Scientist
Rolling Stone
The Economist - UK edition
Total Film
Woman's Own
Woman's Weekly

Borrow free ebooks and eAudiobooks from Kensington and Chelsea librariesOverDrive Easy Steps

All you need is your membership number (from your library card) and pin / password. You can read them on your tablet, phone, ebook reader* or computer and the collection is available 24/7 via OverDrive.

We have just added 800 new titles, so if you get a tablet for Christmas you will have plenty to read on Boxing Day!

If you have used the service before or just want to see what books we have on offer go straight to the ebook library:

If this is the first time you have used this service you will need to register using your library card and download some software to your PC or an app to your phone or tablet. We strongly recommend that you use the link below to go to the OverDrive’s help pages where they will guide you through what to do for the device you want to use:

* Please note: you will not be able to download library ebooks using a Kindle ebook reader. It is possible to use a Kindle Fire tablet.

Access to Research

Access to Research gives public library users free access to a wide-range of published academic research through their local library terminal.

Some of the best known UK publishers have made the journal content of 8,400 academic and scientific journals (or over 1.5 million articles) available for free to public library users. Subjects span art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, medicine, politics, philosophy, film, religion, mathematics and the sciences. The content is ideal for students, researches and small businesses, amongst others.

This resource can only be accessed from the library.

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Kensington and Chelsea libraries now offer you 24 hour access to our eJournal collection which includes sections on financial information, politics and ecology.