eBooks and eJournals

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

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.



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