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.
Our land acknowledgement is meant to acknowledge historical and ongoing injustices that Indigenous Peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis and Inuit) endure in Canada, and we accept responsibility as a public institution to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation as well as renewing respectful relationships with Indigenous communities through our teaching, research and community service.
Stencilled on the FIMS terrace, our acknowledgement reads: The FIMS Library sits on the traditional land of the Attawandaran, and now the Chippewa, Oneida, and Munsee Nations.
More information about Western University land acknowledgements, including audio files for accurate pronunciation may be found here: https://communications.uwo.ca/comms/land-acknowledgement/
The latest addition to our Indigenous Collection is Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead.
Our Indigenous Collection showcases poetry, sci-fi, graphic novels, non-fiction and more from Indigenous writers. See them on display in the library, or view the collection online, here. All books are available to be checked-out overnight. Further resources on diversity and decolonization can be found here.