Harrye B. Lyons Design Library

Interior of Design Library

Service Updates

Course reserves

All course reserves are online only.  You can request to have a chapter or section scanned from any print reserve book and sent to you.  If the students in your Design course have their own studio space, you may request that we buy additional print copies of your reserve books to be held in that studio space.  Please email Karen DeWitt if you are interested. 

Book requests

For any faculty, staff, or student, if you are out of town, or local but limiting your time spent on campus, you can set yourself as a distance patron and have books mailed directly to your house.  For faculty or staff who are coming on campus, we will deliver any books requested by Design faculty and staff to the College of Design mailroom.  If you would like to opt out of this service, please email Karen DeWitt. 

Returning items

All returned books or other materials will be quarantined for four days before being discharged, so be aware that items you have returned may continue to appear in your library account for up to a week after being returned. 

Online Orientations

We've added online orientations to design resources:

Orientation to Design Research: The Basics

Orientation to Design Research: Advanced Resources

Please don't hesitate to call, email, or come by to ask questions.

About the Design Library

The Harrye B. Lyons Design Library supports the College of Design and has collection emphases in architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, industrial design, and art and design.

The Design Library Image Collection is now available through Luna Insight 6.3. The collection contains about 150,000 digital images covering architecture, art and design, which can be searched via Luna.

Design Library Virtual Tour

History of the Design Library

Contact Information

Phone: (919) 515-2207
Fax: (919) 515-7330

Design Library
209 Brooks Hall
(Box 7701)
Raleigh, NC 27695-7701

Karen DeWitt, Director
email: kedewitt@ncsu.edu