The library collection includes 75 periodicals, more than 3000 books and hundreds of material samples. The collection of books and magazines focuses on product design, materials, graphic design, interior design, advertising, transportation design, architecture, fashion, and trends. The frequently updated materials collection consists of over 1000 reference samples of textiles, metals, plastics, wood, bamboo, cork, glass, paper, and color swatches. The library subscribes annually to New York-based Material ConneXion, WGSN, LS:N Global and STYLUS electronic databases, which are available to all students and faculty. In addition, the library provides the full Pantone Color Reference Library and color specifier in its color theory collection. There are four computers for internet searching and word processing, and two scanners for materials that cannot leave the Library. In addition, an I-pad is stationed between the two computers to access Josef Albers complete Interaction of Color, and a Gretag MACBETH light testing box is available to aid in color matching and evaluation. For information on any of the Library's services and materials, please contact Amy Seipke, Color & Materials Librarian (ude.seidutsevitaercrofegelloc@ekpiesa) at 313.664.1638.
Color & Materials Library
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
Hours for the academic semester are:
Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.