The ADM Library is located on Level
1 of the main ADM building in a state-of-the-art facility open to all members
of the University, but not the general public. While relatively new, the
collections of the Library are growing rapidly to cover existing and evolving
knowledge in the fields of art, design and media. The importance of the Library
within the School reflects the conviction that published material, whether
printed or in the form of electronic media, is superior in quality to other,
unscrutinised sources, and students are encouraged to take advantage of this
resource in their creative and academic practice.
The ADM Library has over 4,000
volumes, covering the rapidly evolving disciplines in art, design and media.
The growing collection also includes reference materials, monographs, artists’
books, exhibition catalogues, production formats, animation guidebooks and
The Library subscribes to over 100
periodicals, covering many aspects of the School’s curriculum and providing the
core materials for the undergraduate and future postgraduate courses in media,
film, animation, design and art.
An expanding collection of DVDs,
VCDs, audio and music CDs, video and audio cassettes, and tapes are located in
the Library. Most are available on open-access shelving. AV material is loaned
out to faculty members, graduate students and NTU staff. Students are able to
view material, either individually on in a group, in facilities within the
Users are able to check out library
material themselves through the automated check-out machines and return the
books via the return boxes at the Library entrance, during opening hours.
Special material such as AV and material on limited-loan periods are borrowed
and returned at the loan counter. The ADM collection is largely an open
collection. However, certain categories of material are designated as for
reference only or restricted use. These include: the RBR collection (circulated
for two hours only), referenced books, restricted books and AV materials.
Library opening hours here.
and photocopying, including colour copying services are provided by an outside
There are other libraries at NTU in
addition to the ADM Library. Help and additional information is available by
calling the Library Information Desk at 6790–5776, or by visiting