Design Library: Reference & Instruction


Librarians in the Design Library offer reference assistance most hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, and may also be contacted by e-mail or phone:

  • Nancy Cunningham,, Director of Branch Libraries, 541-346-3637.
  • Edward Teague, Head of Design Library (retired), email only.
  • The general Design Library phone number 541-346-3637 may also be used.

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: