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Media and Communication: Getting started


This guide on media and communication resources will help you get started in finding books, academic journal articles, media industry reports and high quality research for your studies. 

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welcome desk harrow

The Harrow Campus library is the main library for the media and communication courses.

The Library opening hours change depending on whether it is term-time or vacation. Check the library website for opening hours.

The books are arranged over two floors. See Harrow Library Layout below to locate books for your subject area.

There's more information on getting started in the library from here

Harrow Library Layout


Harrow Library staircase














Welcome desk, self-service machines, laptop loans, reservations

Read & Relax collection

Group study areas

Key Text collection 001-999

Training room, toilets, roof courtyard, EMS space

Main collection 001-739

Media Studies
Cultural Studies
Fashion Industry
Art & Artists

Silent, individual study areas

Journals and magazines, DVD collection

Main collection 740-999 

Design & Illustration


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.macbooks
You can also borrow laptops for 24 hours from the self-service kiosk near the canteen. 

Find out more about IT facilities and how to get free software and a discount on computers.

Your Academic Liaison Librarian