Goldsmiths Library is in the Rutherford Building which houses Library Services and IT Services
Books are organised by subject using the Dewey Decimal Classification system outlined below, with numbers 000-699 located on the 1st floor of the Library and numbers 700-999 located on the 2nd floor.
Dewey numbers for each subject
|100||Philosophy and Psychology|
|300||Education and Social Sciences|
|600||Technology and Management|
|700||Visual and Performing Arts|
|900||Geography and History|
We have 923 desk spaces available in the library as well as lots of sofas and soft seating areas.
To accommodate different preferences, we have different zones you can use according to your study needs.
Social study: The use of devices is permitted with headphones, mobile phones, conversation, food and drink are allowed. This zone is located on the Ground Floor of the Library.
Individual Study: the use of devices is permitted with headphones, mobile phones should be on the silent setting, drinks with lids and cold snacks are allowed, minimal conversation.
Supported Study: the same rules as individual study apply with the following exceptions- food and drink are not permitted in the Special Collections Reading room and lecturers/support workers may discuss work with students.
Silent Study: the use of devices is permitted with headphones, mobile phones should be on the silent setting, no food or drink or conversation is allowed.
Specialist Services, Staff and Equipment
Alongside our Collections you will find specialist services, staff and equipment in the Library.
- Academic Skills Centre
- Special Collections and Archives
- IT Service Desk
- Digital Media Suite
- Media Equipment Centre
- Copy Centre
- Assistive Technology Centre
- Laptop Loans
Address and how to find us
The Library (Rutherford Building)
Goldsmiths, University of London
London SE14 6NW