Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Product Design (DEPD)

Find books/ebooks

Search the Library Catalogue for books by entering keywords that describe what you are looking for.

Library Catalogue 

You can also search by author name, book title or subject heading. Try entering the following subject headings (or simply click on the link):

More Search tips

Use the Advanced Search screen

Combine terms to be more precise using the 'AND' command
e.g. clothing AND smart materials AND Canada

Find synoyms using the 'OR' command
e.g. international OR global

Use quote marks to match multiple words exactly
e.g. "protective clothing"

Use shortcuts to find words with different spellings:
e.g. correction$ will find correction, corrections, and correctional (but not corrective)

Find the library subject terms for your topic
e.g. if you browse by SUBJECT for the keyword Taser (which is a brand name) you'll see that libraries use the term stun guns instead

Call numbers help you locate items in the library. You will always find related books shelved together so understanding call numbers can help you find many resources on the shelves.

Still confused about call numbers? Our guide may help!

Call number ranges for Design are:

GR 940-941 Signs & Symbols
N - Art, Architecture, Interior Design, Visual Arts
N5300-7418: Visual Arts - History
NA - Architecture
NA 190-1555.5: Architecture - History
NB - Sculpture
NC - Illustration, Design, Drawing
ND - Painting
NE - Printing
NK - Decorative Arts, Applied Arts
NK 600-806: Decorative Arts - History
NK 1700-2195: Interior Decoration
NK 2200-2750: Furniture
QC 495 - Color
T - Technology (includes graphics & desktop publishing)
TS 171: Product Design
TS 195 - Packaging Design
TT - Arts and Crafts, Handicrafts (contains info on architecture and design, esp. in TT 196)
Z 1 - Z 549 - Books, Typography, Publishing
Z246: Graphic Design (typography)

 

Confused about call numbers?

Once you have searched the catalogue and found an item you want, there are two pieces of information you need to know to retrieve it:

  1. The Location: This will tell you which campus has the item, or if it is available full text online. Most items can be transferred to another campus through the "Place Hold" or "I Need Material" links.
  2. The "Call Number": Most items in the Library Catalogue are assigned a Library of Congress call number which is a combination of letters and numbers representing a subject. In our book collection you will find this call number on the spine of each book. You will always find related books shelved together so understanding call numbers can help you find many resources on the shelves.

where's the book

Confused about call numbers?

Once you have searched the catalogue and found an item you want, there are two pieces of information you need to know to retrieve it:

  1. The Location: This will tell you which campus has the item, or if it is available full text online. Most items can be transferred to another campus through the "Place Hold" or "I Need Material" links.
  2. The "Call Number": Most items in the Library Catalogue are assigned a Library of Congress call number which is a combination of letters and numbers representing a subject. In our book collection you will find this call number on the spine of each book. You will always find related books shelved together so understanding call numbers can help you find many resources on the shelves.

where's the book

Can't find the book at Kwantlen? You can submit an Interlibrary Loan