Academic facilities


A student reading in the Library

King's College Library is a sequence of picturesque old rooms, with garden views and pleasant spaces to work in (see the virtual tour). It is open to students 24/7, and holds over 130,000 volumes, an online catalogue and provides internet access to other libraries and databases. The librarians can order books which are not currently held by the Library. The Rowe Music Library has an excellent collection of printed music and books, both for study purposes and for music-making. See the Library pages.

Archive Centre

Archive Centre

The Archive Centre contains the College's own archives but also the papers of a number of important twentieth-century figures, such as the novelist EM Forster, the anthropologist Edmund Leach and the economist John Maynard Keynes (all former members of King's). See the Archive Centre pages.

Turing Room

Turing Computer Room / Library Computer Room

Undergraduates have 24/7 access to computing facilities in the Turing Room as well as a card-operated photocopier. There is also a computer room in the library.


Students using the internet in the coffee shop

Undergraduate rooms have high-speed internet connections, and there is wi-fi available for King's members in public areas such as the coffee shop and bar. 

Further detail: each student room has an Ethernet (RJ45) network socket. Maximum possible throughput via that socket is 100 Mbit/sec both up and down stream. That figure is a theoretical maximum, however - a more normal real life figure on a typical day would be 60-90 Mbit/sec both up and down.

Students in the Grad Suite

Graduate Suite

The Graduate Suite is a set of rooms overlooking the main King's courtyard. It includes a study, graduate computer room, and a reading room stocked with journals, as well as coffee and tea making facilities.

See also

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