The Goldsmiths library is in the Rutherford Building. A modern, flexible learning space, it has numerous facilities for group and individual study, giving you access on one site to:
Long opening hours mean that you can be flexible in terms of when you choose to study. The building stays open until midnight seven days a week during term time and Christmas and Easter vacations, and is open 24 hours a day during some periods.
Staff at the enquiry desk can help you find the right resources for your study and you can contact them online as well as from the our library website. You’ll be given a library tour and information skills training in your first few weeks at Goldsmiths and there are regular drop-in sessions to help you refresh and improve your skills.
As a Goldsmiths degree student you’re able to borrow books from the University of London Library, Senate House. You'll also be able to use the libraries of other University of London institutions to consult specialised materials not available in the library at Goldsmiths.
The Rutherford Building is well-equipped for IT facilities including
Help Desk staff are available to answer your queries in a convenient one-stop shop.
Our campus wireless network enables you to access the web, your College shared files, and e-mail from your own laptop. All halls of residence have internet access.
Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a highly interactive website where lecturers can provide students with course materials, practice assessments, and learner support.
See IT Services for the full range of facilities offered.
The Digital Media Suite (DMS) in the Rutherford Building provides materials, facilities, support and services to help you with all your media requirements from video to audio, and from photography to photocopying
The Centre offers various do-it-yourself creative and production facilities including:
In the Rutherford Building there are self-service photocopying, binding and laminating facilities; further specialist and production services are available from our Design and Print Services team.
The Media Equipment Centre in the Richard Hoggart Building provides an equipment loan service.
Many of the academic departments within Goldsmiths have special facilities designed to aid and enhance the learning experience of their students.
Nine specialist research laboratories (casting, constructed textiles, digital media, fine art printmaking, metalwork, photography, print and dye, stitch and fabric, woodwork); yarn store.
All students are given a studio, of which there are a variety of different spaces to choose from. Studios are mixed across year levels to encourage peer group learning.
160-seat theatre; four performance studios; scenography workshop; wardrobe and props stores; media studio for video and sound editing; specialist technicians on-site for support.
A digital and analogue acquisition for time-based media and photography; radio and TV Studios; photography studios; digital video and audio editing; ENPS facility; animation and image manipulation software and hardware; traditional darkrooms; computer rooms for student production.
Extensive workshop facilities with wood, metal and plastic specialties, covering production processes, modelling for mass production, fabrication spaces, foundry, casting and finishing areas; a computing suite enabling 2D and 3D media, multimedia and CAD; textile studio; dark room for black and white photography; electronics for prototyping circuits; students have their own dedicated studio space within the Department.
The Ben Pimlott Building has state-of-the-art facilities that reflect Goldsmiths’ famous interdisciplinary approach to higher education. It houses facilities for the Department of Art, the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Culture, and the Goldsmiths Digital Studios.
The New Academic Building opened in September 2010, containing two large lecture theatres, an IT teaching room, meeting spaces, and a café with outside seating. The building is the new purpose-built centre for the Department of Media and Communications and the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship.
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7919 7171
Goldsmiths has charitable status