Architecture Library

The Architecture Library

The Architecture Library’s collection was begun in 1929 and the branch facility established in 1930. It occupies approximately 4700 square feet on the west side of the Greene Building’s third floor, and contains over 20,000 books and periodicals, both domestic and foreign. Content is centered on: contemporary and historical buildings and architects, structural design, building technology, acoustics, lighting, city planning, sustainability, accessibility, and a variety of multidisciplinary topics. It houses a collection of maps and architectural drawings, slides and architecture-related media. In addition to wired and wireless access, the technology available in the library includes computer workstations, scanners, and laser printers.

The collections and services of Folsom Library, the main campus library, are just steps away. The Rensselaer Libraries’ website provides access to the catalog, and online resources including databases, full-text ejournals, extensive collections of ebooks, and digital images. When researchers need material not held by the Rensselaer Libraries, they can submit requests to Interlibrary Loan or to ConnectNY, a statewide consortium of academic libraries holding over 5,000,000 titles. The staff of the Rensselaer Libraries continually strive to connect the Libraries’ users with the information they need.

More information about collections and services can also be found at the Architecture Library‘s page or Rensselaer Libraries’ information gateway.


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Evan Douglis, Professor


School of Architecture
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street - Greene Bldg.
Troy, NY 12180 - USA

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