Materials Collection Appointments
The GSD Materials Collection are available for browsing in-person. Researchers need a HOLLIS Special Request account and an appointment.
Plan Your Research Visit
Information about accessing each collection of the Frances Loeb Library Special Collections can be found in our Plan Your Research Visit guide.
GSD Materials Collection
- Material Order SEARCHMaterial Order SEARCH is the collaborative online materials catalog that currently searches the materials collections of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Columbia University GSAPP Preservation Technology Lab (Avery Library).
- Material Order SEARCH [GSD Materials Collection]Limit search to the GSD Materials Collection.
GSD Materials Collection Primer
- GSD Materials Collection PrimerThe primer serves as an introduction for students investigating material topics in design and describes the organizational structure of the Materials Collection at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Basic material terms and definitions provide a point of departure for students seeking more advanced resources.
- Granta EduPack (HarvardKey Required)Licensed by the Frances Loeb Library, Granta EduPack, formerly CES EduPack, provides a comprehensive database of materials and process information, powerful materials software tools, and a range of supporting resources: textbooks, lectures, projects, and exercises. It is an application that requires installation on a researcher's personal computer. Installation instructions provided via resource link.