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.
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.