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The Library welcomes recommendations from staff and students, provided they are current editions and support the learning, teaching and research interests of the University. Make your request through the Collection Recommendation Service.

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Climate Change Reading List 

Working with the Canterbury Architecture School Climate Action Network (CASCAN) the Library has curated a reading list of resources on the climate crisis and sustainable design. 

The reading list can be viewed online at - Climate Change Reading List. 

The library offers over 200,000 print and electronic books.  Print books are arranged by shelf number, which are found using LibrarySearch and on the book binding, the most relevant numbers are -

Subject Shelf Number
20th century architecture 724.6
21st century architecture 724.7
Architectural drawing 720.284
Building Construction 690
Contemporary architects 720.92
Design history 745.409
Furniture design 749
Interior decoration 747
Interior structures 729
Retail design 725.2

Journals provide up to date research in your area of study, they may be available in print or electronic format and can be found using LibrarySearch. A list of all current journals can be found using the Journals A-Z, the most relevant are -

Databases bring together specialist collections of articles, images and electronic books. A list of all current databases can be found using the Databases A-Z, the most relevant are -

Moving Image Resources
Podcast Resources
Image Resources

Archives offer access to rare and unique insight into the work of artists and creators, and often include original letters and artwork. Details of all the collections can be found in the ArchiveSearch, the most relevant for interior architecture and design are -

Materials LibraryMaterials Library
A collection of material samples reflecting innovative material design and process samples used to explore material experimentation in design and creative practice.