Guide to the Library building

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Goldsmiths Library is in the Rutherford Building which houses Library Services and IT Services


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List of main collections and their locations
Map and floor plan
 

Dewey

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

Number Subject
000 Generalities, Computing
100 Philosophy and Psychology
200 Religion
300 Education and Social Sciences
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology and Management
700 Visual and Performing Arts
800 Literature
900 Geography and History

 

Study Spaces

We have 923 desk spaces available in the library as well as lots of sofas and soft seating areas.

Study zones

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.

If you are unsure where you need to go or who you need to see please ask us at the Library Help Desk and we will point you in the right direction or you can ask at the Student Centre.

Address and how to find us

The Library (Rutherford Building)
Goldsmiths, University of London
London SE14 6NW

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