Reading Lists

readinglistsDo you know about the Goldsmiths’ online Reading Lists System? The online Reading Lists System was launched in September 2014. Currently we have around 300 reading lists available online. The system website is and it can also be accessed via, the library catalogue and the library web pages.

The online Reading Lists System enables students to access their reading lists online. It shows the real-time availability of items in the library; as well as linking directly to online resources such as e-books, journal articles, audiovisual items such as DVDs, blogs and even Youtube clips etc. It provides simple access to course reading materials, and students can easily identify essential readings, recommending readings materials for each topic/week/course.

Students can add notes to each item or add their reading intention to a list as well as create their own reading lists once they’ve signed in using their campus username/password. Further information and guidelines for the system can be found at

If you don’t find a list on the system for your course, it is possible that your lecturer has not set one up; ask them in the first instance. Not all lecturers will choose to place their lists here.

Welcome to new students

Welcome to all new students who have joined us this term!

The Library is based in the Rutherford Building and is open 24/7 for most of the academic year. To access the building you will need to swipe your Goldsmiths card through the barriers.

Resources and study space

The library provides access to over 300,000 books, 15,000 audiovisual items, 3,600 journals and a wealth of electronic resources such as ebooks and databases.

There is a mix of study space which includes facilities for group study, quiet study and silent study.

Getting Help

Library staff are located on the ground floor at the Help & Enquiry Desk. You can ask here about borrowing books, Library collections and navigating eresources.  The Help Desk  is staffed 22 hours per day, closed only between 6am and 8am.

We can also provide help via email, telephone and via our instant chat service. Please see the Library webpage for more information about resources and help.

IT help and information

You should have been provided with a campus username and password which enables you log into the College computers, your Goldsmiths email account,, Library eresources and the wifi (eduroam). If you require help with accessing any of these services, please visit the IT Help Desk located on the first floor of the Rutherford Building.

We hope that enjoy your time here at Goldsmiths.


Goldsmiths Research Online – December 2014 Update



38,959 items were downloaded from GRO this month. The countries that downloaded the most were United Kingdom, United States, and Germany.

The most downloaded GRO item this month is again FLOSSTV, a PhD thesis completed by Adnan Hadziselimovic in 2012. The three most popular items in GRO were:

FLOSSTV: Free, Libre, Open Source Software (FLOSS) within participatory ‘TV hacking’ Media and Arts Practices (2012) by Adnan Hadziselimovic.

Netmodern: Interventions in Digital Sociology (2011) by Christopher Brauer.

Dis-Orienting Rhythms: The Politics of the New Asian Dance Music (1996), ed. by Sanjay Sharma, John Hutnyk, and Ash Sharma.

New in GRO This Month

Research outputs available on GRO range from book chapters to music compositions, from artworks to journal articles. Here is a small selection from the recent deposits:

Pasi Valiaho from the Department of Media and Communications published a book entitled Biopolitical Screens: Image, Power, and the Neoliberal Brain. You can access more information about the book here:

Jane H. Desmarais from the Department of English and Comparative Literatute deposited her co-authored book (with Lawrence Goldie) Presence of Mind in Neurophysiological Processes. You can access more information about the book here:

More about GRO Stats

We are publishing brief reports every month if you are interested in seeing GRO’s monthly upload and download activity. You can access the December report here.

Deposit Your Work

If you are an academic or a PhD student at Goldsmiths, you can deposit your research outputs on GRO. If you need any help or guidance, please email the GRO team at