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About Library (downstairs)

Goldsmiths’ Library is so much more than books – it provides a hub for learning and studying that is vital for our students and supports them in a variety of ways.

If you need help accessing Library Services you can ask our expert staff at the Help Desk who can help you with your learning needs. This floor is home to Goldsmiths’ Subject Librarians, who can provide you with specific knowledge and advice relating to your area of study. Support from the Library extends beyond its walls as help can also be accessed online via the website or by email.

This is the recently renovated space for group work or for catching up with friends. It’s a more relaxed setting than the reading rooms upstairs, and it includes a café so you can grab a well-earned coffee or snack.

The Library’s vast collections cover all areas relating to teaching and research at Goldsmiths. There are approximately 300,000 books and 7,000 print and electronic journals, as well as a multitude of online resources spanning subjects such as the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. All can be easily accessed via the Library’s catalogue. Alongside these essential learning materials, you will also have access to extensive audio-visual and school practice collections and a growing number of special collections and archives.

Special collections and archives

The special collections and archives at Goldsmiths Library are reflective of our influential position in the creative and performing arts sectors. The collections include: The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths Textile Collection; Constance Howard Gallery; Daphne Oram Archive and numerous other unique special collections with a particular focus on music, theatre and the performing arts.

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