Design Library: About the Design Library Image Collection

The Collection

The Design Library has over 150,000 digital images covering art, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and graphic design available for teaching, research, and study. These images can be accessed through the online Design Library Image Collection.

If you have questions, or there are images you would like to see added to the collection, contact  Karen DeWitt

Use of the Collection

Access to the Image Collection is limited to the North Carolina State University community. Only faculty, staff, and students have access to these resources. 


The Design Library Image Collection is provided as a convenient searchable online index for the non-profit, educational use of NCSU students, faculty, and staff only. Access to both this searchable index of thumbnail images and to the enlarged format, where available/permitted, is restricted to NCSU students, faculty, and staff. 

The Design Library Image Collection respects fair use rights, the rights of copyright holders, and current copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.