The library is increasing the provision of online resources by buying additional resources. Much of the free access to additional resources provided by publishers has now ceased (as of 1st July). We will be subscribing to a number of new resources for the coming year. Make sure you look at the E-Resources tab of this guide to find sources.
The Academic Liaison Librarian team are also still available for one-to-one appointments, and providing training sessions online.
If you can't find the book you want online, you can still put in an inter-library loan request and we will try to obtain an online copy for you.
I have collated some BOB playlists here.
The publishers of large format visual arts books such as exhibition catalogues do not supply ebooks to libraries, so are unlikely to be able to join in with these initiatives. This includes even relatively large publishers in that area such as Phaidon, Taschen and Thames & Hudson.
Individual publishers might have relevant initiatives, which I am looking out for.
Individual artists/writers may have material on their own websites. For example:
Some museums have made selected catalogues available. For example:
You should also take a look at the digital libraries listed below.
The Internet Archive and related Open Library can be good for older material for arts subjects. Some examples include:
Registration is necessary to access some books - the same account will work on both platforms. There is currently a legal challenge to the 'controlled digital lending' model the Internet Archive operate, which they claim to be fair use under US law.
Google Books has extensive previews of some texts submitted by publishers to promote their content, including recent texts. For example:
Project Guttenberg is strictly limited to out of US copyright books. Examples include:
Public Books lists open access books from US academic publishers
There are a few interesting commercial initiatives currently available. For example:
This guide on fashion management and promotion resources will help you get started in finding books, academic journal articles, fashion industry reports and high quality research for your studies.
The Harrow Campus library is the main library for the Fashion management and promotion courses.
The Library opening hours change depending on whether it is term-time or vacation. Check the library website for opening hours.
The book collections are arranged over two floors. All print books in the collection have a shelf reference number. numbers between
All print books in the library have a shelf reference number. In the Harrow library numbers between 000-738 are on the first floor and 739-999 are on the second floor.
Key text (short loan) books are kept on the first floor at the beginning of the book sequence.
There are group study areas on both floors including two writing sheds in the Library garden courtyard.
The second floor is for silent, individual study only.
There's more information on getting started in the library from here
Printed journals and magazines are on display on the second floor of the library, browse them for ideas of what's happening in fashion and the creative industries. Back issues are filed away in title order at the far end of the second floor.These are for use in the Library and can't be borrowed
Find out about more online magazines and journals via Library Search
There are Macs and PC computers and multifunctional printers and photocopiers on the first and second floor and University WIFI (Eduroam) throughout the building. You will need your University username and password to access these.
You can also borrow laptops for 24 hours from the self-service kiosk near the canteen.
Modules that you study on will have an online reading list.
Make the most of your reading list and study time by: