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Architecture & Community Design

Guide to Gleeson Library resources for study of architecture and community design

Use the links on the right to navigate through the sections of the guide.

Journal & Magazine Articles

Materials Research and Data

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Books, Videos and Multimedia

Architecture books are on the 3rd Floor South of Gleeson, in the NA section. Nearby are the design books in the NC section. Very large books are called "Folios" and have their own section on the third floor. For more classification sections, see this Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Other suggestions for searching Ignacio:

  • Search by Subject for the architect's name (last name first) to locate books ABOUT that person, including autobiographies, letters, etc.
  • You might also try Subject searches for terms such as Architecture History.

Use LINK+ to request books that are unavailable at Gleeson. LINK+ books are normally delivered to Gleeson in about 3 business days.

Dissertations and Theses

Getting Help

There are several ways to obtain assistance with your research. Read on!

The Department of Architecture & Community Design has a librarian liaison named Debbie Benrubi, and you can contact her for help. 

Her contact information is: email: * phone: 415-422-5672

It is best to call or email ahead, or make an appointment, to make sure she is available! Appointments are available in person or virtually via Zoom, and are great for groups or individuals.

If Debbie is not available, or any time you need help day or night, you can always get help, just Ask a Librarian!

You can also take a look at our Research Guides on many topics!