Q. Library Alerts


  • This page is used to inform you of any disruptions to the services we provide.
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Electronic Resources Issues


WARC database downtime

Date: Tuesday 26 May 2020

Time: 12:00 - 16:00

The WARC database (advertising and marketing information) will be unavailable for a period of about 4 hours on Tuesday due to planned maintenance.

Date added: 22 May 2020

Library Search (Primo) Outage 

Date: Saturday, 23 May at 23:00 for approximately four hours

Ex Libris will be performing planned maintenance and Library Search may be unavailable during the above period.

Date added: 22 May 2020

New Library webpages - "404 page not found" errors

Date: Friday 15 - 22 May 2020

Due to moving to new webpages on Thursday 14 May the old webpage URL links will still be visible on Google searches for a few days and using these links may cause "404 page not found" errors.

Meanwhile it is recommended that users enter website directly via our landing page www.kcl.ac.uk/library 

The eresources webpage is now www.kcl.ac.uk/library/collections/eresources

Information about Interlending and Document Delivery can be found at libanswers.kcl.ac.uk/faq/228936

Date added: 15 May 2020

Issues for Safari web browser users accessing reading lists 

Date: Wednesday 08 April 2020

Safari users accessing the MyReadingList site directly https://kcl.rl.talis.com/index.html
should be able to log in and use the system without issue.

Problems arise when logging into Talis Aspire through a Virtual Learning Environment such as Keats while using Safari as web browser. These users may encounter an issue whereby they are unable to log in and access their reading lists or that they appear to have logged in but are asked to do so again. This is due to the constraints put in place by Safari. 

Talis are investigating what can be done to improve matters.  Meanwhile it is recommended that affected users use another web browser - Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Edge.

Date added: 08 April 2020 

Problems linking to individual ebooks on the ClinicalKey Student website

Date: Wednesday 08 April 202

Records for approximately 240 ClinicalKey ebooks are in the Library catalogue and Library Search. The links from these records to the website are not currently working properly and we are working to resolve the issue.

As an interim solution either

1 Go to https://www.clinicalkey.com/student, log in with your King's username + password and search for the book

2 Log into ClinicalKey as above before opening Library Search in a new tab and links to the ebooks will then work

Date added: 08 April 2020

Problems with the degruyter.com website

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

The publisher De Gruyter have reported problems with the stability of the degruyter.com website and links to content. They are working to resolve these problems as soon as possible

Date added: 03 April 2020

  • Last Updated May 22, 2020
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  • Answered By Pete Garner

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