Books & e-Books

The Library holds about 12000 books covering all professional specialties practised in the hospital. The stock is regularly updated.

To find the book you want:

Check the Library’s catalogue at

Members of the library are given usernames and passwords to the catalogue. Once logged in you will be able to renew books online, reserve books and request books held by the other NHS libraries in South London.

We also have a selection of electronic books which are accessible using an OpenAthens password.  You can register online for OpenAthens (ensuring that you use your Kingston Hospital email address and enter Kingston Hospital as you organisation) if you need an OpenAthens account. The range includes:

Locally provided e-books

National e-books collection

We may be able to borrow books for you through our interlibrary loans scheme. Please contact the library with the details of the book that require.

Recommendations for book purchase are always welcome. Please contact the library with your suggestions.

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