Today: Architecture 11:00AM - 04:00PM

Digital and Physical Collections

The architecture library has collections split over 2 floors. The main floor houses the Special Collections room, the reading and study area, Folios and Periodicals. The upper mezzanine holds the stacks and thesis records.

Call Number Primer

The architecture library organizes its books according to the Library of Congress Classification. Each book has a unique call number that represents its subject and author. Most books in this library start their call numbers with NA followed by a Number. Below is a table with most of the other subject call letters here.

F: History of the Americas

HD: Industries, Land Use, Labor

HT: Communities, Classes, Races

N: Fine Arts

NA: Architecture

NC: Sculpture

ND: Drawing, Design, Illustration

NK: Decorative Arts

NX: Arts in General

SB: Gardening, Landscape Architecture

T: Technology                                

TA: Civil Engineering

TH: Building Construction

TR: Photography


Other Libraries on Campus with Related Materials



McKeldin Library it the main campus library and holds a general collection of books dealing with design, engineering, and sustainability, among many other topics.

The Art and Sociology Library is located right next door and has a wealth of information on art, sculpture, studio arts, and graphic design. It also houses the Michele Smith Collaboratory, an interactive digital studio that can be used to explore virtual models in virtual and augmented reality.

The STEM Library is located in the Mathematics Building. "It houses the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) collections and provides resources and research support to students in engineering, computer, mathematical, and natural science disciplines." ( 9/3/2021)

Severn Library holds many volumes that are considered rare, unique, and valuable for research. Items held in Severn must be requested through the catalogue.