Libraries and Study Spaces

Libraries and Study Spaces near Fischer Hall

London Law Centre Library, London Global Gateway

Fischer Hall is home to the London Global Gateway Library: a collection designed to support students in their academic studies in London, and in their personal exploration of the city. 

Wesminster Reference Library can be found between Fischer Hall and the nearby Leicester Square. It offers three floors of working space, free Wi-Fi, and strong collections in art, performance arts, and business.

Charing Cross Library is our closest public library, just 5 minutes from Fischer Hall. The library has fiction and books on travel, cooking, history, and politics etc. It also has a CD and DVD collection. Facilities at the library include computers, free Wi-Fi, fax, scanning, and photocopying machines. The library holds regular reading groups.

The ICA (Institute for Contemporary Arts) is a 5 or 10-minute walk from Fischer Hall. Day membership costs £1, or is free on Tuesdays. Student membership can be purchased for £10/year. 

Just a 20-minute walk from Fischer Hall is the British Museum. The Great Court within the museum has open spaces and cafes to sit and ponder, study, and read etc.

The British Library is a 30-minute walk from Fischer Hall and offers free reference access to all researches who need its collections. See their website for details of how to register for a Readers Pass. Even if you do not choose to register to use the Reading Rooms, the British Library offers a number of exhibitions, as well as cafes and public areas in which you can study.

Libraries and Study Spaces near Conway Hall

The BFI Southbank café and Southbank Centre (particularly Royal Festival Hall) offer plenty of public spaces where you can read and study but it can be noisy.

BFI Reuben Library has a world-class collection of resources on film and television that are free and open for all. It has a range of formal and informal study spaces available.

The Saison Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre has the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain. If you have an interest in poetry, it is well worth a visit. Proof of address is needed to gain access. Students residing in Conway Hall can request a letter confirming their address from the Academic Support Office. 

Students who sign up to King's College London Student Union can use any of the S.U. buildings including the Macadam Building on the Strand and Franklin Wilkins Building near Waterloo.

For student-recommended study spaces (including cafes and alternative spaces), please see Study Spaces in London: The Ultimate Guide blog by Da Som Kim (London Undergraduate Program, Fall 2014)

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