Reference, information and online resources

Information on borrowing eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eComics and how to book a computer with internet access; learning online, business and personal interest resources and collections.

Reference and online information

  • Online resources and digital library

    Information on our online resources including eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eComics.

  • Business Information Point

    Business Information Point at Kensington Central Library can help with practical business advice, support and research.

  • Newspapers and magazines

    Information on our extensive collection of newspapers, magazines and journals.

  • Costume collection

    Chelsea Library has a fantastic collection of books about fashion and costume and a large archive of magazines.

  • Folklore collection

    Our folklore and customs collection is home to a fascinating archive about myths, legends and cultures.

  • Biographies

    Read about our biography collection which contains up to 80,000 books.

Library catalogue

  • Renew items online

    If you have a library account, you can renew your items online.

  • Search the catalogue and reserve an item

    Search the library catalogue for details of all the titles which are held. Place a reservation for a fee if what you are looking for is not available at your local library.

Computers in the library

  • Computer services

    Find out how to book a computer at your local library, internet and wifi access and photocopying charges.

  • Wifi printing

    Our new wifi printing solution, called Princh, is a user-friendly solution, which offers you the ability to print and pay from mobile devices and laptops.