Books & eBooks
The Bury St. Edmunds library provides print and e-book collections to support Interior Design.
All items on your reading list are available in either a print or electronic version.
This guide provides you with useful shelf marks, search strategies and links to reading lists.
You can also find a variety of additional wider reading by browsing the library shelves or accessing Summon. Ensure that you limit to "Full text online" when searching to avoid the printed books in University of Suffolk Ipswich Library.
The shelfmark (or classmark) will tell you where to find an item on the library shelves. Look out for the shelfmark on the library catalogue record. We use the Dewey system which works like this:
Books are shelved numerically digit by digit according to the number on the spine label,340.3 is shelved before 340.31 which is shelved before 340.2
Within each subject books are shelved alphabetically according to the author or first word of the title, so 340 SMI [Author is Smith] is shelved before 340.5 WHI [Author is White].
658 - General management
658.5 - Management of production
658.8 - Marketing
659 - Advertising and public relations
720 - Architecture
720.284 - Architectural drawing
728 - Residential and related buildings
729 - Design and decoration of structures and accessories
741 - Drawing and drawings
741.6 - Graphic design, illustration, commercial art
745 - Decorative arts
745.2 - Industrial art and design
745.4 - Pure and applied design and decoration
745.7 - Decorative colouring
746 - Textile arts
746.3 - Pictures, hangings, tapestries
746.4 - Needlework and handwork
746.6 - Printing, painting, dyeing
746.7 - Rugs
746.9 - Other textile products
747 - Interior decoration
747.3 - Ceilings, walls, doors, windows
747.4 - Floors
747.5 - Draperies, upholstery, rugs and carpets
747.7 - Decoration of specific rooms of residential buildings
747.8 - Decoration of specific types of building
747.9 - Specific decorations
For more information about search strategies, take a look at our Searching for Information Guide.
You can also access step-by-step information about accessing books and ebooks through the University of Suffolk Assignment Toolkit.