Goldsmiths, University of London, Library

The Library, Goldsmiths, University of London
Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

(020) 7919 7589
(020) 7919 7165 (fax)


The Library, Rutherford Information Services Building.

Hours of opening:

Term, Christmas and Easter Vacations:

  self-service staffed hours
Monday - Friday    0800 - 24.00 09.15 - 20.45
Saturday 0930 - 24.00 09.30 - 1715
Sunday 0930 - 24.00 11.30 - 1715

For Summer vacation times please telephone for opening hours or check the Library website


Academic staff and students of the University of London are admitted for reference use on production of current identification from the home institution.  Intercollegiate students who wish to borrow should obtain the necessary registration form from the Programmes Office at Goldsmiths, which must be countersigned by an appropriate member of staff in both the home and Goldsmiths departments. The Library participates in the SCONUL access scheme whereby borrowing rights are given to holders of SCONUL access cards bands A, B and C. 

Reader places:

425 in the library as a whole.

Librarian in charge of History Collections:

Elizabeth Williams


The catalogue is available on-line via the library home page:


Dewey decimal.


About 12,000 books on open access plus about 2,000 in an on-site closed stack. 36 current serial subscriptions and standing orders and 24 discontinued titles. Basically an undergraduate teaching collection with a focus on political/national and cultural history.

Special collections or strengths:

Relatively strong on South East London and Kent.

Additional facilities:

Eight card operated photocopiers.