The Whitehouse Institute Libraries

The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is home to our specialist design libraries. The John Henry library in Sydney and the Melbourne Campus library together feature a growing digital collection and a physical collection of over 8000 items to support the scholarly and research needs of our students and staff.

The mission of the libraries is to promote student learning, ensure easy access to information resources, provide a full range of library and audiovisual services and provide trained professional staff to assist students in becoming independent learners. The libraries have been designed to ensure students have access to quiet study areas, as well as spaces that facilitate group projects.

The staff of the Whitehouse libraries are available to provide guidance, support and assistance to students, faculty and independent researchers exploring the collection. On this website you will find guides to the services provided by the libraries and descriptions of the collections.


For more information about the library click the below link:
General Library Information


For borrowing information such as how to renew remotely, set texts and fees and charges click the below link:
Borrowing Information


For details about information literacy including copyright, plaigiarism and understanding assessment questions, click the below link:
Information Skills

The Future Lab, Vestoj The Journal of Sartorial Matters, and Ebsco Art & Architecture Online Research Database
Access via the Student Zone


Got a question? Still can't find what you're looking for? Library staff are here to help you. We also welcome any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve the libraries. Click the below link for more infomation:
Contact The Library



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