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Here are lists of other libraries you can use:

London & the South-East


Search25 has links to academic libraries in the M25/south east region, their combined catalogues and the University of London Union list of serials.

Senate House Library (University of London Library)

Senate House Library is a major UK academic library, concentrating primarily on the humanities and social sciences. Goldsmiths academic staff, research, taught postgraduate and most undergraduate students have reference use and can borrow. There is a list of electronic resources available to you offsite once you have joined. If in doubt, please check your eligibility at Goldsmiths library before visiting.

To pre-register to become a member of Senate House Library, please see the Senate House website. Please note you will have to visit the library in person to confirm your membership and receive your card.

University of London : Other Libraries

Goldsmiths staff and students can use other University of London libraries for reference use. Please click the following links for a full list of member colleges and institutes or for further details of the access agreement.

UK academic libraries


COPAC holds combined catalogues of UK and Ireland HE and research libraries.

SCONUL Access scheme

See the SCONUL website for information, including vacation access and the list of participating institutions.

At participating institutions a SCONUL Access email will usually* allow you to have:

  • limited borrowing facilities for academic and research staff, all postgraduates and part-time undergraduates
  • limited borrowing for students on placements of 6 weeks or more
  • reference access for full time undergraduates, other students and administrative staff

You can apply online to join the SCONUL Access scheme at

* Please note that individual institutions can set local restrictions on access to computer facilities, e-resources, short loan collections, etc, and not all allow borrowing for full-time postgraduates. You are advised to check with the library you intend to visit.

Information for staff/students from other institutions coming to Goldsmiths


SUNCAT there are now over 90 contributing libraries including Goldsmiths.

National Libraries

The British Library

  • For access see the admission requirements to get a reader pass. You must also take your Goldsmiths card to show your current academic status.
  • The British Library Catalogues
  • The British Library Newspaper Library in Boston Spa

Other UK national libraries

  • National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth)
  • National Art Library (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) Includes national union catalogue of art periodicals.

Public libraries

  • Most London boroughs/local authorities have useful large central reference libraries, e.g. Westminster Reference Library.
  • Lewisham library.

UK higher education libraries and research collections

  • AIM25 Archives and manuscripts in M25 area libraries.
  • A2A
  • Horniman Museum library (Forest Hill) Collections on ethnography, natural history & musical instruments.
  • National Register of Archives
  • Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL) A British organisation of academic libraries. Contains information on the individual collections.
  • MASC25 A resource guide to printed special collections in libraries in Higher Education institutions in the London region.
  • University of Wolverhampton UK Sensitive map An excellent resource for finding UK HE institutions and their libraries – click the location on the map for a connection to that site.

Libraries worldwide

  • US Library of Congress – information about the Library of Congress collections, including a connection to the Library Catalogue.
  • The European Library – access to the resources of the 43 national libraries of Europe. Offers free searching and delivery of digital objects – some free, some priced.
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France The French National Library
  • Die Deutsche Bibliothek The German National Library
  • WorldCat Catalogue of books in academic libraries from the UK, USA and worldwide



General library enquiries

Reception desk
Tel. 020 7919 7150
E-mail: library (

If you are not sure who to contact please use the details above and your message will be forwarded.

Library Help Desk
Tel. 020 7919 7189
E-mail: library (


Other enquiries

Contact: Marion Harris
Tel: 0207 919 7152 E-mail acquisitions (

Audio-visual resources
E-mail audiovisual (

Acting Bibliographic Services Librarian
Aniska Kumra
Tel. 020 7919 7153, e-mail a.kumra (

Contact: Aniska Kumra
Tel. 020 7078 5309, e-mail a.kumra (

College archives
Contact: Special Collections
Tel. 020 7717 2295, e-mail special.collections (

Comments or complaints
E-mail library (

Constance Howard Gallery & Textile Collections
Contact: Jenny Doussan
E-mail j.doussan (

Contact: Andrew Gray
Tel. 020 7919 7161, E-mail a.gray (

Disabled access
Contact: Sheila Faucher
Tel. 020 7717 3165
E-mail s.faucher (
See also Information for users with disabilities and/or specific learning difficulties

See Enquiry Desk or Subject Librarians

Enquiry Desk
Tel. 020 7078 5355

Exam papers
Contact: Bekky Randall
Tel. 020 7919 7144, e-mail r.randall (

Goldsmiths Research Online (GRO)
Contact: Andrew Gray, Ozden Sahin, Jeremiah Spillane
Tel. 020 7919 7166, email GRO (

Goldsmiths Digital Archives (GDA)
Contact: James Bulley
Tel. 020 7919 7166, email j.bulley (

Goldsmiths Journals Online
Contact: Andrew Gray, Ozden Sahin, Jeremiah Spillane
Tel. 020 7919 7166, email GRO (

Goldsmiths Data Online
Contact: Andrew Gray, Ozden Sahin, Jeremiah Spillane
Tel. 020 7919 7166, email GRO (

Inter-library loans, serials/periodicals
Contact: Rebecca Randall
Tel. 020 7717 3162, E-mail (
See also Guide to inter-library loans

IT Help Desk
Tel. 020 7919 7555, E-mail helpdesk (


Library Management Team

Library systems
Contact: James Garry
Tel. 020 7717 3355, e-mail j.garry (, or
Catharine Leung
Tel.020 7717 3164, e-mail c.leung (

Library Web Team
Contact: librarywebteam (

Library Help Desk
Tel. 020 7919 7189 or email library (

Out of Hours Emergencies
Tel. 020 7919 7105

Renewals – to renew books, DVDs, CDs etc

Tel. 020 7919 7189, e-mail library (

Scanning for the VLE

Contact: Bekky Randall
Tel. 020 7919 7144, e-mail r.randall (

School Practice Collection
Contact: Mark Preston
Tel. 020 7919 7169, e-mail m.preston (

Rutherford Building Tel. 020 7919 4240

Special Collections & Women’s Art Library (MAKE)
Contact: Lesley Ruthven or Althea Greenan
Tel. 020 7717 2295, e-mail special.collections (