This is UCLan's Design library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarians: Julie Hitchen and Francesca Robinson


Search for books and ebooks on Library Search. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.
Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be Ebook Central.

Journals and Articles

Journal Finder provides details of our print journals and e-journals collections. Library Search will find specific articles from journals so is a good place to start, as it searches across thousands of different journals and will uncover articles in places you may not think to look.

You should then move on to more subject-specific databases such as the following:

Additional Resources

Visual Resources

Training Materials

  • Lynda
    Thousands of training videos including interviews with designers.

Useful web sites

  • Design Museum
    Contemporary design in every form from architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and industrial design from 1900 to present. There is a free app which documents remarkable objects from the museum Collection, through film, audio, text and photographs.
  • Hidden Art
    Online designer-maker showcase and information portal.
  • 99% Invisible
    Weekly podcasts and articles on design and architecture.

Julie Hitchen

Principal Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 892267

Francesca Robinson

Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132