The Design Library supports the College of Design and has collection emphases in architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, industrial design, and, art + design. Additional materials in art, painting, photography, and environmental design may also be found in the Design Library.
The Design Library Image Collection consists of over 180,000 digital images representing architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, and related areas. The image collection can be searched online through the Design Library Image Database.
Other libraries at NC State hold materials of interest to design researchers, such as the Archives of Architecture and Design at D. H. Hill Library. NCSU students and faculty may also borrow materials from the Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University's Lilly Library.