Design Library: Reference & Instruction


Currently the Design Library is closed however, staff are working onsite to support remote learning. Phone service is not available during this time but you may contact Design librarians and staff using this email: or directly:

Other subject specialists may also be contacted for questions especially relevant to their areas of expertise. For information see the listing of UO Library subject specialists


Design Library librarians routinely provide instruction in the use of information sources. In the ever changing world of information, such instruction is increasingly important. Instructors wanting library instruction for their classes should contact one of the Design Library's subject specialists.

Research guides

Many art and architecture subject guides are available to assist users in the library as well as those off-site. These guides identify basic resources in a discipline and focus on specific sources as well. There are several dozen guides in a variety of disciplines that identify core resources.

Core research guides for the College of Design community: