Essential Library Tools: Part 1

Welcome to the Library! We will be blogging this week about the essential things you need to know about using the Library.

Part 1 explains your Goldsmiths card, your Library account and your campus username and password. Look out for Part 2 and 3 later on this week which will cover using the self-service machines, the library catalogue, Senate House Library and how to get in touch with us.

Goldsmiths card

After you’ve enrolled you will receive your Goldsmiths card. This card is your College ID card and also functions as your Library card. On the front it will have your photograph; barcode; your student number; department details and the expiry date of your card. You need to have your card with you each time you visit the Library.

Your card will allow you to

  • Enter and exit through the turnstiles
  • Borrow books
  • Use the printing/photocopying facilities

Your Library PIN number

You can login to your Library account to renew or reserve books on campus or at home via the Library catalogue. To login click on Your Library record, you will then be asked to enter your library barcode number and your Library PIN number. Your Library PIN number is your date of birth as 6 figures with no dashes in between- DDMMYY

Campus username and password

IT will provide you with your campus username and password. You are provided with a temporary password that you should change by going to the registration portal and setting up the security questions.

You will need your campus username and password to login to any of the computers in the Library building, your email and learn.gold. You will also need your campus username and password to login to the following Library electronic resources-  e-journals, e-books, reading lists online and databases.

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