The Architecture Library is one of the branches or the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame and is located within the Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall of Architecture. The library is comprised of over 36,000 volumes and hundreds of periodicals on the built and planned environment. Collection strengths include classical & traditional architecture, American architecture, Italian architecture, Latin American architecture, New Urbanism, sustainable design & planning, and urban planning. The Architecture Library supports the research and instructional needs of the School of Architecture's NAAB-accredited programs including the five-year undergraduate program and its two- and three-year Master of Architecture and Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism programs.
The Architecture Library houses valuable resources that will enhance your research and study of Architecture. Below is a quick guide to help you get started.
Explore your topic and develop a strategy for finding information. What are the most important aspects? These ideas becomes your 'keywords' for searching. For researching an architect, the architect's name is your keyword. For researching a style or movement, that name would be the keyword. It is important to start broadly and then narrow your search process.
It is helpful to create a chart that describes all aspects of what you are looking for.
|Example||Searching for a specific building|
|Architect's Name||Leon Battista Alberti|
|Building Name||Malatesta Temple|
|Alternate Names||Temio Malatestiano, Church of San Francesco at Rimini|
|Associated Names||Sigismondo Malatesta (patron), Pope Pius II, Isotta degli Atti|
|Associated Architects/Artists||Matteo de'Pasti, Piero della Francesca, Agostino di Duccio|
|Other Keywords||engaged columns, triumphal arch|
The Architecture Library's books are part of many different collections. Be sure to note which collection the book you are looking for is part of in order to find it on the shelf!
|General||The General Collection begins on the 2nd floor (A- NA705 .A673) and continues in the lower level.|
|Reference||Main floor, adjacent to Circulation Desk|
|Course Reserves||Main floor, adjacent to Circulation Desk|
|New Books||Main floor, adjacent to Circulation Desk|
|Periodicals||New periodicals are available in the lower level and bound periodicals are shelved within the regular collection|
|Oversize||At the end of the General Collection in the Lower Level|
|Flat Oversize||Rare books, ask a staff member for assistance|
|Ryan Rare Book Room||By Appointment, ask a librarian for help|