Faculty of Information & Media Studies


Interior of FIMS & Nursing Building The Faculty of Information & Media Studies is home to facilities designed to enhance the learning of students, through access to materials, equipment and active spaces.

The Faculty of Information and Media Studies moved into the new FIMS & Nursing Building in December 2016. Shared with the Faculty of Health Sciences' Nursing program, the 130,000 sq. ft. building sits on the corner of Huron Drive and Lambton Drive. Some FIMS facilities will not move until the summer 2017 term, and general use classrooms are scheduled to open in September 2017. The new space includes media studios, flex space, an expanded FIMS Graduate Library, and common areas for gathering, studying and interacting, with a premium on seating and break-out areas for students. Natural light is also an important feature, with large walls of windows found on all sides of the building.

All FIMS administrative services (Graduate Student Services, Undergraduate Student Services, the Dean's Office, etc.,) are now operating out of the FIMS & Nursing Building.

Read more about the new building:

FIMS Graduate Library

The FIMS Graduate Library is a special library currently located in room 3020, FIMS & Nursing Building, Western University. They support all students, faculty, and staff involved in graduate education in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western. They provide access to electronic databases and print collections, including books, periodicals, audiovisual resources and equipment, course reserves and a makerspace. Their staff deliver instructional workshops through "The GRC Presents…", answer reference questions, and offer computing support for the labs.

Location: On-site at FIMS, FIMS & Nursing Building, Room 3020
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am - 7:00pm, Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Sat/Sun: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Subjects: Health Information Science, Journalism, Media Studies, Popular Music & Culture, Library & Information Science

Access: While the GRC primarily supports FIMS graduate students and faculty, we welcome the Western community, alumni, and external researchers and practitioners. Resources do not circulate and are for in-house use only. GRC holdings are included in the Western Libraries catalogue.

Visit the GRC Website.