On July 1, 2017, the School of Architecture and Allied Arts became the College of Design, and with respect to their longstanding relationship of the school and library, the Architecture and Allied Arts Library became the Design Library.
The Design Library is a major center for art and architectural information in the Pacific Northwest. Occupying three floors of Lawrence Hall, the library's unique, sunlit spaces and seating arrangements provide a welcoming environment for its users. A hallmark of the library is a two-story reading room named after Marion Dean Ross, whose bequest has enabled the development of a rich collection of rare architectural history books. Among the Design Library's unique spaces is a reservable student collaboration room.
The Design Library's collections primarily support the diverse academic programs associated with UO's College of Design. Read more about the scope and content of Design Library's collections. Complementing this collection are large holdings of art and architecture titles in Knight Library as well as holdings in the UO Portland Library and Learning Commons. Important collections of architectural archives and drawings are housed in the UO Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives.
Visit the Design Library for a look at the current exhibits featuring Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji and Zocchi's Views of Rome. Take a look at past exhibits featuring Design Library special collections.
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