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The library has over 60,000 books, 267 periodicals, 64 electronic databases, and over 2,500 videos and DVDs, 90 percent of which deal with art and design. The Library catalog and additional resources are available here: The college's digital database, Luna, is available online for study and classroom presentation; please see Academic Technology for training.

You will need your current CCS ID to check out books. Students may check out books for two weeks with one renewal if there are no holds placed on the book. Other materials have varying check out fines; please check at the circulation desk 313.664.7642 or email

Reference assistance is available at all times the library is open.

Campus Library

Manoogian Visual Resource Center
301 Frederick Douglass Drive
T. 313.664.7642

Library Director
Becca Pad
T. 313.664.7641

Hours for the academic semester are:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Colors & Materials Library

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 iPad 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.

More Information

For information on any of the Library's services and materials, please contact Amy Seipke, Color & Materials Librarian () at 313.664.1638.

Color & Materials Library

Room 925
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.
Saturday/Sunday CLOSED

Visual Resources

Visual Resources, located in the CCS Ford Campus Library, manages the content of a digital image database with over 315,000 subscription and in-house images for teaching and research purposes. The database can be accessed online by faculty and students using their Blackboard credentials.

Our local collection of images includes approximately 80,000 images selected specifically for use in art, design and art history classes. The images are high resolution and cataloged for easy access. 

For more information

Contact Marian Lambers, Visual Resources Curator at (313) 664-7643, or click on this link:

Visual Resources

Campus Library
Marian Lambers, Visual Resource Curator

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.