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Furniture Design & Technology: Books

Guide to GMIT Library for Furniture Industry students

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Browsing Books and eBooks


Search for books and ebooks in Search + Find, our library discovery service.

When you find the book you want you’ll see a shelf number for print books, this will help you find it in the library. For ebooks, simply click on the 'Full Text' link to read it online or download it.


If you know what you're looking for, then use the authors' surname and a word or two from the title: try to choose unique ones.  For instance, type in stroud engineering mathematics.

Alternatively, you can search using subject words: try starting with engineering mathematics and use the filter in the left-hand column to narrow down your search.

Remember to be as specific as possible when searching for a topic. [Search + Find Help]

New eBooks

Problem solving and critical thinking for designers
Designing for Print : An in-Depth Guide to Planning, Creating, and Producing Successful Design Projects
Illustrated cabinetmaking : how to design and construct furniture that works
Research methods for Product Design
Programming of CNC machines
White space is not your enemy
Design thinking for innovation : research and practice
Integrated Building Information Modelling
Design and Ethics : reflections on practice
AutoCAD 2019 3D Modeling
Shape of things : a philosophy of design
Manual of purpose-made woodworking joinery
Design transitions
Rotman on Design
The principles of sustainability
Basic Engineering Mathematics

New Books

Atlas of furniture design
Furniture design
Critical design in context
The design method
Sustainable learning : inclusive practices for 21st century classrooms
Happening : design for events
Design is the problem
Designing brand identity : an essential guide for the entire branding team
Materials for a sustainable future
Shelves, cabinets & bookcases
Cabinet construction
The graphic designer's guide to portfolio design
The lean strategy : using lean to create competitive advantage
The lean toolbox : a handbook for lean transformation

Finding Books in the Library

Each book that GMIT libraries acquire is assigned a Dewey number that identifies its subject matter. This number can be found on the spine of the book. As Dewey is a numerical system the books are arranged on the shelves in numerical order. The following is an outline of the Dewey numbers that are relevant to your courses.

510 – 519   Mathematics

650             Management

670             Manufacturing

684.082      Woodworking - Tools & Uses

690             Building & Construction

694             Carpentry

694.6          Joinery

720              Architecture

730              Sculpture

740              Drawing & Decorative Arts

745.2           Industrial Design

745.5           Product Design

745.512       Marquetry

749              Furniture & Accessories

Numbers 001-999 are on the First Floor

Classification - how books are shelved

Can't Find What You Are Looking For?

We have thousands of books, journal articles and reports in print and online but we don't have access to everything. So, if you find that we don’t hold an item that you need, you can use our Document Supply service. This service provides access to books and journal articles which are held at other libraries in the Ireland and overseas.

Finding eBooks

We have a large number of ebooks for students, staff and researchers: when you find one in Search + Find or the Library Catalogue, simply click 'full text' the link provided and log in using your GMIT email address and password.

Summary of Collections


Students can borrow these books for two weeks. Books can be renewed twice (online or at the desk) if they have not been requested by other patrons.

Desk Reserve

For use in the library only: for a maximum of three hours. A fine of 50c per hour or part thereof is incurred if a book is not returned on time, items cannot be renewed.


Reference material is for viewing in the library only. You will find an array of language dictionaries, thesaurus and encyclopaedias in this section.

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