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Yes! we have downloadable ebooks. Overdrive eBooks is a free service.

Try a search for design, or browse the Art category! Here are just a few titles -- have a browse on Overdrive

  • Playing with Color / Richard Mehl
  • Mastering Type / Denise Bosler
  • Card Design

Recent print books

  • 100 ideas that changed graphic design /Steven Heller and Véronique Vienne.
  • Graphic design theory :readings from the field /edited by Helen Armstrong.
  • Graphic design :a history /Stephen J. Eskilson.
  • Level 2 design and visual communication study guide /Stewart McKissock.
  • Print & pattern :nature /Bowie Style.
  • Graphic style lab :develop your own style with 50 hands-on exercises/Steven Heller.
  • The power of visual storytelling :how to use visuals, videos, and social media to market your brand /Ekaterina Walter and jessica Gioglio.
  • Logo design workbook :a hands-on guide to creating logos /Adams, Morioka.
  • The logo brainstorm book :a comprehensive guide for exploring design directions /Jim Krause.
  • The education of a graphic designer /edited by Steven Heller.
  • Make your own luck :a DIY attitude to graphic design & illustration /Kate Moross ; foreword by Neville Brody.
  • 100 illustrators /ed. Steven Heller & Julius Wiedemann.
  • Go :a Kidd's guide to graphic design /Chip Kidd.
  • Level 1 design and visual communication study guide /Stewart McKissock.
  • Information is beautiful /David McCandless.
  • Big book of contemporary illustration /Martin Dawber.
  • Graphis design annual.

Lynda.com training

Want to work on your Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, illustration or AutoCad skills? Log in to Lynda.com with your library card to get video training on many design subjects and more!


Magazines online

Check out our Magazines on Overdrive and our Pressreader database for digital magazines which can be read on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

You'll find many popular titles -- have a browse!

Useful Dewey numbers

Subject Dewey number
Computers & design
Web design 005.72
Computer graphics 006.6
Computer animation 005.72
Commercial art, advertising 659.13
Printing and typography 686.2
Illustration and graphic design 741.6
Industrial and product design 745.2
Modern design 745.444
Prints and graphics 769.9

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