Visitors and alumni

We are welcoming Alumni and other visitors back to the Library as part of a phased return over the Autumn term.

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Alumni

Graduated in the last three years

You can register for free alumni library membership for the first three years from your finishing date. This period will be extended to cover time missed due to Covid-19 closures and restricted access.

This lets you access the library 24/7 and borrow up to four items at a time. Guest Wi-Fi is available.

While on campus alumni members are able to access most of our online resources via the Wi-Fi network but will have to bring their own device as we are unable to provide computer access.

If you have outstanding books on loan on either your Goldsmiths or Senate House Library account, you will need to return these books before your application can be processed.

All Goldsmiths alumni can access selected e-resources, including JSTOR and SAGE journals, by registering to use Goldsmiths Connect, the alumni social network. This free account is separate from any library membership you may have. When you register for your online account, you will be joining the alumni mailing list and get updates on any new alumni benefits.

Graduated more than three years ago

Alumni who left Goldsmiths more than three years ago have two membership options:

  • Borrowing membership costs £30 for three years. This lets you access the library 24/7 and borrow up to four books and two audiovisual items at a time
  • Reference membership is free and lasts for three years

Both types of membership allow 24/7 access to the Library. Guest Wi-Fi is available.

While on campus alumni members are able to access most of our online resources via the Wi-Fi network but will have to bring their own device as we are unable to provide computer access.

All Goldsmiths alumni can access selected e-resources, including JSTOR and SAGE journals, by registering to use Goldsmiths Connect, the alumni social network. This free account is separate from any library membership you may have. When you register for your online account, you will be joining the alumni mailing list and get updates on any new alumni benefits. For more information see libguides.gold.ac.uk/alumni.

Apply for alumni membership

Apply online before visiting the Library.

Applications will be reviewed and can take up to 5 working days to process. We will send you an email explaining how to collect your alumni card.

All Goldsmiths alumni can access selected e-resources, including JSTOR and SAGE journals, by registering to use Goldsmiths Connect, the alumni social network. This free account is separate from any library membership you may have. When you register for your online account, you will be joining the alumni mailing list and get updates on any new alumni benefits. For more information see libguides.gold.ac.uk/alumni.

SCONUL Access visitors from other universities

The SCONUL Access scheme that provides other university students with access to the Goldsmiths Library is currently suspended. 

Community users from the Lewisham area

Local residents are welcome at the Library.

Our community membership gives you reference access to our books and journals in Art, Education, Social Sciences, Computing and the Humanities. We also hold a School Practice Library with material useful to teachers, and several Special Collections, including the Women’s Art Library. 

Due to the collection being primarily for Goldsmiths students courses we are unable to provide borrowing access.

Guest Wi-Fi is available. 

While in the library community users are able to access most of our online resources via the Wi-Fi network but will have to bring their own device as we are unable to provide computer access. 

To apply you will need to be a Lewisham resident, over 18 and demonstrate genuine research needs\a need to engage with our collection.

Apply online for a community membership before visiting the library

Applications will be reviewed and can take up to 5 working days to process. We will send you an email explaining how to collect your pass.

University of London students and staff, school visits and other visitors

Access for University of London students and staff, school visits and other visitors is currently suspended.

This will be reviewed during the Autumn term, please check back here for further updates.  

Address and how to find us

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