Find books on architecture by doing keyword or title searches in the library catalog. You can start with the simple search, but if you know the title or author you may want to jump to the Advanced Search option to locate your material. When you find the book you're looking for or a book relevant to your search, you may want to use the subject headings listed with that title to guide further searches. Most architecture books are categorized with a Library of Congress call number beginning in NA and will be shelved on the third or second floor of the library.
Finding books published as part of a series can be difficult. A series is different from a journal or serial. Generally each book within the series has its own theme and title. For instance, the series Clog, includes books with such titles as Rendering, National Mall, Prisons, etc. The easiest way to find books published within a series (especially when you don't know the title of the book) is to use the Advanced Search option. Enter the series name and use the pull down arrow to select Series as your search index. Two popular series titles with architectural themes are Clog and Pamphlet Architecture.
This is a list of useful reference works on architecture and related topics. It includes encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries. These books can be useful when you are looking for information about a specific architect, building, or other topic.
All of these print resources are available in the non-circulating Reference section of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library, on the second floor.
For more reference works on architecture--such as multivolume works on important architects, periods, movements, or locations--feel free to browse the reference collection on the second floor of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library.