About

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The FIMS Graduate Library, located in FNB 3020, is supported by the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University. We welcome all students, faculty, and staff involved in graduate education at FIMS.

The FIMS Graduate Library provides access to electronic databases exclusively for the FIMS community. We house non-circulating print collections, including books, comics and graphic novels, periodicals, course reserves, board games, and DVDs. Equipment such as digital cameras, e-readers, and tablets are available for student use too.

The FIMS Graduate Library has a makerspace, Bibliotech, with high and low tech maker resources for student experimentation, as well as meeting rooms for group projects and student meetings, and a reading room with comfortable seating.

The workshop and seminar series called FIMS Graduate Library Presents. . .  aims to provide additional knowledge and experiences to formal grad programming.

Please review our Etiquette Policy prior to using the FIMS Graduate Library.

Acknowledging Territory

We would like to acknowledge the history of the traditional territory in which the FIMS Graduate Library operates. We would also like to respect the longstanding relationships of the three local First Nations groups of this land and place in Southwestern Ontario.

The Attawandaran (Neutral) peoples once settled this region alongside the Algonquin and Haudenosaunee peoples, and used this land as their traditional beaver hunting grounds.

The three other longstanding Indigenous groups of this geographic region are:

The Anishinaabe Peoples (also referred to as the Three Fires Confederacy including; Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatami Nations);
The Haudenosaunee Peoples (also known as the Iroquoian people or Six Nations including Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscorora);
The Leni-Lunaape Peoples (also referred to as the Delaware and/or Munsee).

    • The three First Nations communities closest in proximity to Western University are:

Chippewa of the Thames First Nation (part of the Anishinaabe)
Oneida Nation of the Thames (part of the Haudenosaunee)
Munsee-Delaware Nation (part of the Leni-Lunaape)