Reference and online information

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Newspapers and magazines

Kensington and Chelsea Libraries hold an extensive collection (over one hundred titles) of newspapers and magazines.

Costume collection

Chelsea Reference Library has a fantastic collection of books focusing on fashion and costume, including a large archive of magazines.


If you are interested in understanding cultures and traditions, or maybe find out more about the legend of King Arthur, then our folklore and customs collection can help.


Kensington Central Library is home to the Biography Collection, which contains approximately 80,000 books with over 1,000 new titles added each year.