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Gemmill Materials Collection: Home

Guide to the collection of materials samples located in Gemmill Library.

About the Collection

Picture of the Gemmill Materials LibraryThe Gemmill Materials Collection is a constantly-growing collection of materials samples intended to support students, researchers and designers. The focus of the collection is primarily construction and the built environment, with a special emphasis on innovative and sustainable materials.

Accessing the Collection

The collection is located on the lower level of the Gemmill Library of Engineering, Mathematics & Physics and is open for browsing. All items can be checked out for a 7 day loan.

Teaching with the Collection

The Gemmill Materials collection supports individual research and design, but also teaching and learning. You can:

  • Contact the librarians to arrange an instruction session ranging from 15 minutes to an entire class session on materials research and use of the collection
  • Check out a box of materials for use in your classroom, lab or studio
  • Arrange one on one or small group consultations between librarians and students

Materials Collection Collaborators

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Applied Sciences Librarian Rachel Knapp

Contact Rachel Knapp

Schedule a Research Consultation

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Science & Engineering Librarian Emily Dommermuth

Contact Emily Dommermuth

Schedule A Research Consultation

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Librarian Rebecca Kuglitsch

Contact Rebecca Kuglitsch

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Art & Architecture Librarian Alex Watkins

Contact Alex Watkins

Schedule a Research Consultation