Guide to using the library

Information, help and guidance for using our library facilities is available here and the librarian can help with individual enquiries.

Library Catalogue

The LKC Library collection is searchable on the LKC Library catalogue.

In the library there is a dedicated library catalogue and self-issue PC, and you can also access the library catalogue off-site.

The library catalogue allows you to:

  • Search books and check availability
  • Reserve books that are currently on loan
  • Request books for collection in the library or to be posted out to you
  • Renew your library books
  • View loan history

How to search the LKC catalogue

How to renew, reserve and request books via the catalogue

Borrowing Books

All students are able to borrow a maximum of 20 books (25 for those on postgraduate study), on a four week loan period. Books can be renewed as many times as required as long as they have not been requested by another library member.

Books can be renewed via the library catalogue, by email or by phoning the library.

The library has a self-issue system that you will be shown how to operate on your first visit to the library. Library members are responsible for the issue and return of their own library books and it is important that items are not removed from the library without having been issued first.

Guide to using the library/library catalogue

Students of Luther King Centre are entitled to use all library facilities for the duration of their course.

All students will be issued with a library membership card and reader code at the beginning of their studies.

If you are not a student or staff member of LKC you are able to join LKC library as an external member, please click here for further information about external membership options.

Inter-library loans

We offer an inter-library loan service for students who are unable to find resources they require in LKC library. We can borrow books and academic journals from other libraries in the UK (a charge will apply for this service, please contact the library for further information).

Further information

We hope you enjoy using the library during your time at LKC. Please contact us for further information or assistance in using the LKC Library services:


Tel: 0161-249-2509

Library Catalogue