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
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
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
Access to Research
Access to Research gives public library users free access to a
wide-range of published academic research through their local
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.
Kensington and Chelsea libraries now offer you 24 hour access to
our eJournal collection which includes sections on financial
information, politics and ecology.