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Design library guide


The Design Library contains books, journals, audio visual material, academic databases and eBooks, to support you in your studies.

We offer regular workshops and research sessions to all on-campus and online Design students, to ensure that you are able to find what you need.

Key Databases

Art & Architecture

Communication and Mass
Media Complete


SAGE Research

Library News

  • Design campus libraries now have Pantone swatches available for in-class use, as well as a Pantone light-booth. Speak to your lecturer or library staff to find out more.
  • We have made many new training videos to help you enhance your library and research skills. Let us know if you would like us to create a video on a library or research skills topic of your choice.

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Featured resources

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Featured designer

Gustav Klutsis 

Gustav Klutsis (Latvian: Gustavs Klucis, Russian: Густав Густавович Клуцис) (January 4, 1895 – February 26, 1938) was a pioneering Latvian photographer and major member of the Constructivist avant-garde in the early 20th century. He is known for the Soviet revolutionary and Stalinist propaganda he produced with his wife and collaborator Valentina Kulagina.

Eskilson, S. (2007). Graphic design: A new history. New Haven: Yale University Press