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Interior Design Resource Center [IDRC]

Goodman Center          5th floor
Located on the 5th floor, next to Call Number Z in the Main stack area, the IDRC is open whenever the Library is open.
The IDRC maintains a professional-level product literature collection, containing manufacturer catalogs for furniture, lighting, architectural products and accessories, as well as a wide selection of interior finishes sample systems, including  paint, wall covering, carpet, resilient flooring, tile, stone, wood, and fabric samples. 

Resources in the collection are color coded by product category and legends are posted throughout the area.  Product categories within the collection include:

  • Architectural Products & Details (0100)
  • Display Fixtures Retail (0200)
  • Furniture (0300)
  • Lighting (0400)
  • Accessories (0500)
  • Interior Finishes (0600)
  • Fabric & Trimming (0700)
  • Source Reference Materials (0800)


The IDRC collection is a reference collection only.  Materials cannot be borrowed or removed from the collection area, except for photocopying.  Photocopying is limited to within the Library and it is the users responsibility to return photocopied materials.

Duplicates of photographs and samples found in the collection can be obtained by contacting the manufacturer or local area representative; phone numbers can be found in the catalog or sample system, in the A-Z Index of the Interior Design Buyers Guide, located online.  Many company websites include on-line sample ordering facility.