eBooks and eJournals

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

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.


OverDrive Easy Steps

Overdrive Digital Library

The Overdrive digital library is available 24/7. Explore our growing collection of audiobooks and eBooks.

Download your selections to your computer to use, or transfer to a compatible portable device, including iPad, iPod, iPhone, Kindle Wildfire, MP3 players and even your Smartphones.

Words for Life logoFree online ebooks for children

The Words for Life website hosts some amazing free eBooks for children of all ages.

There are also some brilliant activities that will help children to improve their reading.

Project Gutenburg

This is the place where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device.

You can also access Project Gutenburg from within our OverDrive collection

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