Design Library: Research Help


The Design Library is currently open Monday-Friday, 10AM-3PM. Library staff on site can provide research assistance. Or, feel free to contact us via email at

For further research assistance, please contact the librarians on staff at the Design Library:

Nancy Cunningham, Director of Branch Libraries (

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 Andrew Wang, Art and Architecture Librarian (

Please note: All librarian class visits and instruction sessions will be conducted remotely for the fall 2020 term.

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: