The Materials ConneXion library, located in the Lower Level, is a collection of material samples including polymers, metals, glass and ceramics that library visitors can review, evaluate and experience. The materials are indexed and described in depth by the Materials ConneXion database. Inspired by Industrial Design faculty members who asked the university library to invest in the collection, the materials library should provide students and other library users the opportunity to holistically learn the science of materials. Users will find information and inspiration when designing products and developing innovative designs. Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, all library users will be able to utilize this library to review 500 unique material samples. The university library hopes to expand the collection to 1,500 over the next several years.