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The King’s Fund Library

The King's Fund Library service provides a unique and free source of information on health and social care policy and management. The library houses our extensive and unique collection of resources, including an archive of government publications, major journals and magazines.

A space for study and remote work, with wifi, printing and photocopying facilities is available for visitors' use.

If you need any help, specialist advice and support is available from our team of librarians. We can help with literature searches, research support and information queries.

Our library services

If you’ve got a question about health and care, or simply need a fact checking, you can send it to our team free of charge. If you need more in-depth research, you can commission our team to carry out a literature or evidence search for you or your organisation. We also offer a range of services to support students in further education and colleges.

  • Ask a librarian and literature search services

    The King’s Fund Library team can help you answer questions about health and care, as well as carry out in-depth research for you. They offer a free ‘ask a librarian’ service as well as a...

Use our Library collections

Content from our library team

Delve into our rich digital archive collection as we tell some of the stories hidden inside. Our blogs and exhibitions use material from The King’s Fund archive to reflect on the development of the English health system from the late 19th century, through the birth of the NHS, and right up to present day.

  • Empire Windrush
  • An orange-yellow timeline making up four shelves. On the shelves are a range of books, some of them neatly stacked, others opened as if they're being read, some leaning against one another. On the top shelf is a calendar which reads, '1897'.
  • A graphic depicting a frame, behind which is a collection of foodstuffs, including fruit, vegetables and a fish.
  • Nurses on Christmas day in the 20th Century

Library blog

Bertie’s book group

Named after our own King Edward VII, Bertie's Book Group focuses on books that have a medical or health care-related theme and is a great way of exploring facets of health care through fiction. The group is open to all and meets online on the third Thursday of every month. Book your free place now.

If you're not able to join us for the discussion, you can join the conversation on our Goodreads page.

Sign up below to receive our monthly Bertie’s book group newsletter and get information about upcoming meetings delivered direct to your inbox.

Stay up to date with the library

You can stay up to date with the latest from The King’s Fund library service by subscribing to our email bulletins. You can also follow the library team on X (formerly Twitter) to get the latest news and insight.

Visiting the library

Our opening hours are 10.00am–4.00pm, Monday–Friday.

If you would like to use the library space you can book in advance. Spaces can be booked an hour before you visit and up to 60 days in advance.

How to find us

The King's Fund library is situated in central London, a stone’s throw away from Oxford Circus Underground station, Soho and the Royal Colleges.

The King's Fund Library
11–13 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0AN

Tel: 020 7307 2400

Find us on Google Maps

The Kings Fund Map

Travel information

Nearest underground stations

  • Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines) Exit 4 (corner near H&M store)

  • Bond Street Elizabeth line station, entrance/exit at Hanover Square

Bus routes

  • A large number of bus routes pass close to our office. Please check Google Maps, Citymapper or TFL Travel to find the best route.

Cycling

There are several points in Cavendish Square where bicycles can be secured to a barrier.

Parking

Cavendish Square Car Park, Harley Street Car Park (enter from Chandos Street).