Using other Libraries
If Goldsmiths doesn't have all the material you need for your research, there are other libraries that you can use for either reference or borrowing purposes.
Goldsmiths students are entitled to membership to Senate House Library which is the central library for the University of London and the School of Advanced Study. With a focus on Arts, Humanities and Social Science collections, including a number of Special Collections, it provides access to resources for Goldsmiths students and researchers at all levels of study.
Some items on course Reading Lists may be available via Senate House Library, rather than Goldsmiths Library, which is why students are expected to register for a free membership.
To register for access to online resources you can follow the steps below.
For visiting and borrowing access you simply need to visit the membership desk at Senate House Library with your valid Goldsmiths card.
SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme.
To apply for access, visit this page and then complete the two steps asking which kind of student you are and your home institution. You can apply to use a specific library but you will actually have access to all libraries that participate in the scheme.
Recommended art libraries and archives in London
The Courtauld Institute Library - Art history
The RIBA Library - Royal Institute of British Architects
University of the Arts libraries (part of SCONUL)