Need background information on an architectural style, architectural standards, or an individual architect? The library has many reference books including: encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases.
You can search for reference books by keyword or subject in the CUNY Catalog.
Print reference books are on the shelves behind the Reference Desk; these books are designated for in-library use. Want to browse? Most architecture reference books all have call numbers beginning with NA or TH.
Many of our reference books are available electronically (ebooks); read them by clicking through the links in the library catalog. For off-campus access to ebooks, remember to login with your library barcode.