Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) Library

The DJCAD library is located in the Matthew Building on Perth Road.

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Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
University of Dundee
Matthew Building

City Campus

Location and access

This library is located on level 4 of the Matthew Building, 13 Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4HT.

Access to the building is controlled by a proximity card secure entry system. If you are a member of staff or a student at the University of Dundee you should present your ID or matriculation card to DJCAD Reception (Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:45) on your first visit to have it registered on the system.

All visitors should report to Reception to request admittance; this includes those members of the library who are not University of Dundee staff or students. 

Library resources

The DJCAD library houses a wide range of electronic and printed books, artists' books, journals, maps, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, videos, and numerous online databases (for licensing reasons some of these resources are only available to staff and students of the university).

For more information on these resources please refer to these subject guides: Art and Media, Communication Design and Design.

Did you know that former MSc Animation students Kieran Duncan, Stephanie Flynn, and Tom Paxton used the DJCAD Library to create the short animation film entitled Mitigating circumstances


Key features

The DJCAD Library is wifi enabled to allow wireless laptop access and has 32 networked PCs.

We have three group study rooms which are bookable via the room booking page.

There are also three black and white, colour, A3, and A4 printing, copying, and scanning machines, plus facilities for printing and copying onto acetates. 

There is a spiral binder for students to use.

The University also has three other libraries with silent and group study zones, wireless networking, and IT Suites that students can access, plus the Main Library has a PC Internet Cafe and offers extensive opening hours throughout the year.



Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design has an enviable research reputation within Scotland, the UK and internationally and the DJCAD Library supports this research by providing a wide array of resources in the Art and Media, Design, Communication Design and Architecture disciplines for academic research staff and postgraduate students, to excel in their chosen fields.

School and University research activities can be viewed online via the Discovery Research Portal


Access for Mobility Impaired Users

Access is by a door to the right hand side of the Matthew Building main entrance on Perth Road. Please use the waist height "Assisted touch here door" pad button.

The lifts are located through the blue swipe doors and to the right hand side, go to level 4 and exit right, for the DJCAD Library entrance door.

For disabled toilet facilities:

  • exit left from the DJCAD Library
  • go through push button doors
  • turn left
  • go through another push button door (marked above as Crawford) and across the bridge link to the Crawford Building
  • go through another push button door
  • the disabled toilet is straight ahead in Room 402

DJCAD Library

+44 (0)1382 385255