The Donghia Materials Library is a resource designed for Parsons student and faculty use in a broad range of areas including Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Product Design, and Fashion Design.
The Library offers material samples for loan, a database of material information including material composition and manufacturing processes with a particular emphasis on healthier material choice. The Library works closely with the Parsons Healthier Materials Lab and the Making Center to introduce to all students to the importance of material selection and its connection to human health. In addition to a database of materials and information, the Donghia Materials Library offers portals to various other material resources and a collection of periodicals. The library is staffed with student employees and research assistants during all open hours. Additionally the Library Director is available by appointment to discuss and assist regarding material research projects.