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.
Kensington and Chelsea libraries now offer you 24 hour access to
our eJournal collection which includes sections on financial
information, politics and ecology.
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
Free 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.
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
You can also access Project Gutenburg from within our OverDrive