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Library Resources

How to find good information using Library resources at GSM London

GSM London Library Catalogue

You can access the GSM London Library catalogue here (It may be useful to bookmark). 

How to use the Library catalogue

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  • A simple free text search will search across all fields available in the Library catalogue

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  • You can then review results and see what sources are available in the Library, if any are available to view as eBooks, or if they are currently out on loan

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Using the advanced search allows you to run very specific and targeted searches across the catalogue.

You're able to use connectors, specify which field to search within as well as what format or media type to display in your results. In the below example, we're looking for the term "digital marketing" in any field type or any format OR  the term emarketing only in the title of a book or eBook.

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Using the Guided Search is very useful for locating a specific item

For example, if you're looking for a book and you know Marketing is in the title, and you know the author, you'll be able to find the exact book quickly using the Guided Search by reviewing the results.



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Loan Policy

All GSM members are entitled to borrow items from the Library. 
Please carry your GSM ID card with you at all times when visiting the Library. You will
need it whenever you borrow items.
GSM members may borrow books from either the Greenwich Library or Greenford.
However, all books must be returned to the same campus from which they are

Borrowing Period

Standard Loans (3 week loan) 
Items can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks (10 weeks if Exec/PhD student) 

Short loans (1 week loan) 
Items can be borrowed for 1 week, marked by a yellow sticker that says Short Loan 

Reference (Not to be taken away) 
Items flagged with the label Reference can only be used in the library 

All print journals are Reference Only and are not allowed to be borrowed or taken out of the library. 


  Max No. of items Short Loan Standard Loan
Full Time / Part Time Students 10 items 1 week 3 weeks
Exec Students 10 items 1 week 10 weeks
PhD Students 15 items 1 week 10 weeks
Staff 10 items 1 week 3 weeks


Avoid overdue charges by returning items before the due date.
You will be informed by email of any overdue items. 

You will not be able to borrow or place reservations on books if you owe £10 or more in fines or charges to the Library. 

Short Loan Standard Loan Max fine limit Lost Book
£1.00 per day 50p per day £15.00 Replacement charge + fine if overdue
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