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925 A. Alfred Taubman Center
460 W. Baltimore St, Detroit, MI 48202
313-664-1638

What is the The Color & Materials Library?

The Color & Materials Library is a unique resource that is a combination of a traditional library and a materials research lab.

The purpose of the materials library is to inspire creativity as well as to introduce students to both new and traditional materials and the companies that produce them. Students in all disciplines at the college are encouraged to use the library’s resources.

The library collection includes periodicals, books, and hundreds of material samples. The collection of books and magazines focuses on product design, materials, graphic design, interior design, advertising, transportation design, architecture, fashion, and trends. The frequently updated materials collection consists of reference samples of textiles, metals, plastics, wood, bamboo, cork, glass, paper, and color swatches.  The library subscribes annually to New York based Material ConneXion’s electronic database which is available to all students and faculty. In addition, the library provides the full Pantone Color Reference Library and a Gretag MACBETH Light Testing Box, which is equipped with five selectable light sources designed to aid in color matching and evaluation.

The Color & Materials Library has a lab of 4 computer stations and 2 scanners for students to scan materials. 

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C & M Library Hours

C & M Library:

313-664-1638

School Year Hours

Monday: 9:30am-8pm

Tuesday: 9:30-8pm

Wednesday: 9:30-8pm

Thursday: 9:30-8pm

Friday: 9:30-5pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed 

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Your Library Staff

  Nick Dauphin
Evening
Technician
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    Robert Hyde
Associate
Librarian
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  Marian Lambers
Visual Resources
Curator
313 664-7643
  Amy Lazet
Visual Resources
Specialist
313 664-7629
  Amy Seipke
Color and Materials Librarian & Archivist 
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  Nancy Steffes
Senior
Librarian
313 664-7803
  Mary Tobias
Access Services
Manager
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  Beth Walker
Library
Director
313 664-7641